Maybe it’s a good thing the Dodgers are headed to Arizona for a 3-game series against the Diamondbacks.
After all, if you want Adrian Gonzalez to stay as hot as he’s been to start the season, what better way than sending him to the Valley of the Sun for three days?
Is this guys en fuego or what?
Through three games, Gonzalez is putting up stupid, crazy offensive numbers. As in batting .769 with an on-base percentage of .769, a slugging percentage of 2.077 and an OPS of 2.846.
But it’s still fun to sit and stare at numbers like that.
It was impressive enough that he began the year with two home runs in two days, but that was simply setting the table for the epic show he put on Wednesday night at Dodgers Stadium in which he blasted three home runs to help beat the Padres 6-4 and give the Dodgers an early season series win over San Diego.
In the process, Gonzalez became the first player in baseball history to hit five home runs over the first three games of the season.
Let’s all let that sink in for a moment.
He’s the first player in baseball history to start a season with five home runs over the first three games of the year.
What’s even crazier is, Gonzalez insists he isn’t a home run hitter.
The Dodgers are off today – if your Gonzalez you probably hate to hear that – but they’ll be in Phoenix beginning Friday for three games against the D-Backs.