Adrian Gonzalez has been on an absolute tear in his first three games of the 2015 MLB season.
It’s that time of year again. The smell of freshly-cut grass, the buzzing of bees in your ear and the crack of the bat that signals that baseball season is here.
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There has been an emphasis on ‘crack of the bat’ for Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Adrian Gonzalez through the first three games of the season.
The 11-year vet is quite possibly playing the best baseball of his career at the moment — at least statically speaking. Gonzalez has batted over .300 just three times in his career while having a stretch of four years from 2007-10 where he hit more than 30 home runs — he hit the 40-homer mark in 2009 with the San Diego Padres.
But through the first three games in this season, he’s on pace to basically have the single best season by an player in the history of human existence. Already this season, Gonzalez has five home runs and his batting stats are out of this world — which has Dodgers fans very happy at the moment.
Gonzalez added to his home run total last night against the Padres.
Gonzalez has 267 career home runs, five of which have come in his first 12 at-bats of the 2015 campaign, a record for MLB. He’s on pace to beat his career home run total, which isn’t going to happen but is a cool stat to throw out there and get people foaming at the mouth.
Want an even more impressive fact?
Gonzalez is hitting home runs on a legendary pace. Literally.
To be mentioned in the same sentence as Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Roger Maris and Babe Ruth has to be somewhat of a dream come true for the Dodgers’ first baseman. Unless, of course, the word “steroids” was used.
Gonzalez’s numbers to start the year have been so video game-like it isn’t even funny. He’s hitting a scorching .769 with five homers and seven RBI — that’s 10 hits in 13 at-bats. Gonzalez is hitting a home run just about every two at-bats this year so far.
Sure, there’s no way he can keep this red-hot pace up, but the fans in Los Angeles are not going to take this short burst of greatness for granted.
You better believe Adrian Gonzalez jerseys will be flying off the shelves in LA.
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