Gonzalez went 1-for-6 but hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning in Saturday's 9-4 victory over the Nationals. He also had an RBI groundout earlier in the game. The slugger blasted a 425-foot shot to center in the 11th that plated DJ LeMahieu and extended the Rockies' lead to 8-4 at the time. It Gonzalez's fourth multi-RBI outing of August and third round-tripper of the month.
Gonzalez is in the lineup Friday against the Cubs, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports reports. Gonzalez sat out Wednesday, so it's no surprise to see the slugger return to the lineup for Colorado's series opener against Chicago. Over the last 14 days, Gonzalez has hit .304/.346/.435 with four RBI.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports. Gonzalez would have the platoon advantage against Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, but perhaps manager Walt Weiss is factoring in his right fielder's .143 career average against Strasburg. It's also possible the Rockies are just looking to give Gonzalez a day off as he has missed time recently with a sore ankle. Either way, Gerardo Parra will get the start in right field and hit fifth Wednesday.
Gonzalez is back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals. With the Rockies facing a lefty on Sunday, manager Walt Weiss decided to give Gonzalez's recently injured ankle a rest. It wouldn't be surprising if the Rockies took it slightly easy with Gonzalez over the next week or so, but for now, consider him good to go. He went 2-for-5 with a double Saturday, his first full game in return from the injury.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies. Gonzalez made his return to the lineup Saturday after a four-game absence, and went 2-for-5 with a double in the loss. He'll return to the bench Sunday, however, as lefty Adam Morgan will take the hill for the opposing Phillies. The move allows manager Walt Weiss to play matchups while preserving the health of Gonzalez at the same time.