May 8, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Colorado Rockies designated hitter Carlos Gonzalez (5) bats during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Rockies Carlos Gonzalez dealing with knee tendinitis

The Colorado Rockies have emerged as the highest powered offense in baseball, leading all teams in runs scored at 249, a clear 14 runs ahead of second place Oakland. To that end, they’ve ridden their bats to a 20-25 record, three games behind the Giants.

One of their biggest producers has been one of their franchise players, Carlos Gonzalez. CarGo has been swatting to the tune of a .275/.318/.485 slash with 7 homers and 29 RBI. In Sunday’s win against the Padres, Gonzalez  went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Over his last ten games, he’s 10-for-38, but he’s been fighting through pain for the better part of a month.

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post writes that CarGo sometimes has troubles adjusting his hitting mechanics to the pain in the knee, but he’s trying to stay on the field for the duration of the season.

“Right now, I’m just trying to concentrate on playing every day,” he said. “That’s what’s most important for this club: keep my legs in the game and my body there. Like we were saying in spring training, our goal is to play 150-plus games — me and (Troy Tulowitzki). We understand if we do that, this team is going to be in a good position.”

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Saunders also says that CarGo feels the most pain when he’s on the bases, but the former batting champion isn’t exactly relied upon to steal bags so much as he is to drive in runners off of those bags.

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