Currently riding a seven-game losing streak and firmly planted at the bottom of the National League West standings, it’s been a rough ride for fans of the Los Angels Dodgers.
That ride continues to grow worse.
There were hopes that slugger Adrian Gonzalez would return tomorrow as the Dodgers get set to host the Miami Marlins, but that unfortunately wont be the case – at least, so says the Skipper.
While Adrian himself expected to play tomorrow evening, manager Don Mattingly isn’t so sure.
Per the Los Angeles Times:
Gonzalez said he would be ready to play when the Dodgers return to Dodger Stadium from a day off and open a three-game series against the Miami Marlins on Friday. Manager Don Mattingly sounded less certain. “Not sure it’s going to be good,” Mattingly said.
Whatever cryptic message Mattingly was attempting to send there, we’re unsure of, but what we are sure of is Gonzalez’s importance to the Dodgers. The 31-year-old first baseman has had an impressive start the season, hitting .343 with 3 home runs and 23 RBI.
Gonzalez’s status will remain day-to-day and the Dodgers are hopeful that the four time All-Star will return sooner than later, hopefully during this weekends series.
The Dodgers currently sit 6.5 games back of the NL West leading San Francisco Giants.