Thursday, April 09, 2015

Post-Game 3 Thread: Gonzalez' 3 HR Make History

Not sure why the link to the video of Gonzalez' three HRs is failing, but you should listen to hear Charley Steiner incorrectly use "further" when referring to distance.


Adrian Gonzalez hit three HR tonight, going 4-for-4 with 4 RBI. As per, Gonzalez becomes the first player in MLB history to hit five home runs in the first three games of the season. He is batting .769 this year, with a 2.077 slugging average and a 2.846 OPS. Adrian Gonzalez is on pace to hit 270 home runs this season.

All three of A-Gon's HRs went to right field over Padres RF Matt Kemp, and the second one was definitely catchable (bouncing off the top of the wall).

Meanwhile, #3 starter Brandon McCarthy has as many Ks (9) as Clayton Kershaw, and over twice as many as #2 Zack Greinke. His line wasn't great tonight: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 9 Ks and 2 HR), but it was effective enough. And, unlike last night, Mattingly's relief choices fared better: Paco Rodriguez rescued a struggling McCarthy to strike out Clint Barmes; Pedro Baez went a clean 1.2 innings; J.P. Howell had a one-hit eighth inning, and Joel Peralta punctuated his one-hit ninth with a Kemp strikeout (Kemp was 5-for-13 in the series).

Yasiel Puig went 0-for-5 with 5 LOB and is batting .083. He did get an RBI on a botched double play that ended up being a double play either when Jimmy Rollins forgot to run to third, or Puig ran too far around first, or whatever. Juan Uribe went 1-for-3 and is batting .111.

Dodgers get a much-needed day of rest before meeting Arizona in the desert on Friday. But what will we do without baseball Thursday? ARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!


Steve Sax said...

This is almost as crazy as A-Gon leading the majors in SB last season (after Australia).

Hideo Nomo said...

Hope the poolside ticket holders at Chase bring helmets.

BJ Killeen said...

I hope he does that again next Tuesday when we go. Tonight we stare at the walls, but at lunch we'll watch Matt Harvey pitch, so we got that going for us.