Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had a perfect night at the plate on Tuesday against the Cubs. He went a career-high 5 for 5 with a pair of homers, three RBI and three runs scored in a 9-4 win.
Gonzalez singled home a run in his first at-bat before launching a solo shot off starter Carlos Villanueva his next time up. He added a double in the fifth inning and another base hit in the seventh....
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez went 2 for 3 with a walk and run scored in an 8-2 win over St. Louis Sunday. Gonzalez had been hitless in 15 at-bats before the two singles against Jaime Garcia to improve to 6 for 12 in his career off the Cardinals' starter.
“Carlos Gonzalez is one of the last 40 HR/40 SB guys left in baseball. The thin air in Colorado helps him out more than any player, and with a healthy Tulowitzki the Rockies could make some noise as one of the best hitting NL Teams.”
“We did see some drop off in home runs with the move from Milwaukee to Detroit last season as Fielder had 30 home runs in 2012. He averaged 40 home runs over the previous 5 seasons in Milwaukee. Now that he has had a year to grow accustomed to the confines of Detroit, I am projection a compromise between the 30 home runs in 2012 and the 40 home run average the previous 5 seasons in Milwaukee. Most surprising to me has been Fielders durability over the years. ...”