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
Saturday: in starting lineup, scratched before game time. Hairston played first.
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.
“I’ll be ready to go Friday,” he said.
Of course he will.