So How’s Your Week Been, Adrian Gonzalez?

At the end of April, Adrian Gonzalez was hitting .333/.398/.473 and proving himself to be a bright spot of the increasingly dark 2013 season, as well as teaming with Carl Crawford & Nick Punto to show that 75% of the Boston quartet has been worth it so far.

On May 1, he hit his third homer of the year, a shot off Colorado’s Juan Nicasio. How’s his month gone since then?

Wednesday, 5/1: Following his homer, Gonzalez tried to snag a double down the line and, well, this happened:

Thursday: team day off

Friday: in starting lineup, scratched before game time. Jerry Hairston played first.

Saturday: in starting lineup, scratched before game time. Hairston played first.

Sunday: in starting lineup, scratched before game time. Juan Uribe(!) played first. Gonzalez pinch-hit, driving in two with a single, in the eighth inning.

Monday: plays a full game against Arizona, going 2-4. He also treated us to some famous last words:

per Dylan Hernandez — Gonzalez plans to play through the pain of his mild strain, skipping batting practice so he doesn’t aggravate it. He’s actually actively saying he hopes he doesn’t have to dive for a ball. A ballplayer pushing through pain? Such a thing has never ended poorly, ever.

He hopes he doesn’t have to dive for a ball? I’m sure that won’t be relevant information.

Tuesday: plays a full game against Arizona, going 1-4.

Wednesday: starts, and doubles in two plate appearances before leaving in the fifth inning, right after… diving for a ball:

The Dodgers, mercifully, are off today.

What will Friday bring?

“I’ll be ready to go Friday,” he said.

Of course he will.

957 comments
Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

Just back from the Orthopedist... he thinks that I have a torn labrum. There goes my power game I guess.

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

Hey the good news is my preseason prediction of Josh Beckett having a better year is coming true. The bad news is it is only because Vogelsong has been even worse then Beckett. Looking on the bright side this Friday morning.

Moms a nice lady
Moms a nice lady

Good morning wherever you may be. Happy DFA to all you dodger fans out there. Cruz will be gone and say hello to......

Chavez Ravine Fiend
Chavez Ravine Fiend

Anybody else think that if we trade for Headley he will become another unmotivated overpaid bum?

Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

3 out of 5 choices I get are either open roads or SE Australia like forests where I just ended up going in circles. 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

ok sorry this game is making me not be productive right now. holy shit i am showing it to everyone.

Moms a nice lady
Moms a nice lady

I was hoping for predictions to who would replace Cruz on DFA day. He can go where ever as along as its not Dodger Staduim

Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

But, my power comes from your non-throwing shoulder...

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

@DBrim @apparently too negative (VND) I've been playing for the last 45 mins, too. I had one round with nearly 13k points, but it was with lots of Googling involved. I feel better about the one's I'm able to get within the 50-250 km range than I do about 0-10.