Gonzalez is not in the lineup against the Giants on Wednesday. Gonzalez retreats to the bench for the series finale following nine consecutive games in the starting lineup. Over that span, he's slashed .323/.417/.710 with three home runs and six RBI. In his place, Gerardo Parra draws the start in right while Ian Desmond gets the assignment in left.
Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs during Saturday's win over San Diego. This was the veteran's fifth homer over his past nine games, and he also has eight RBI and 10 runs during that stretch. It's been a long time coming for Gonzalez, but he appears to have found a groove of late. Considering how poorly he hit earlier this season, it's worth checking waiver wires to see if he's available. It's also worth noting that Colorado finishes the season with six consecutive games at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Gonzalez provided all the offense for his team in this key road win over a division rival, launching two-run homers in the third and seventh innings. This powerful display from the once-feared slugger was a pleasant surprise, as he came in batting only .210 away from Coors Field. The 31-year-old Gonzalez has just 12 home runs after launching 25 last year and 40 in 2015, but will remain an integral part of Colorado's offense as the team looks to lock down a playoff berth down the stretch.
Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Dodgers. The home run was just Gonzalez's third of the second half and ninth of the campaign. His production has fallen off a cliff in his age-31 season, but Gonzalez has recorded multiple hits in three of his last six games and he's nearly matched his walk total from all of August already in September.
Gonzalez is out of Saturday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. He is hitting .289/.347/.444 with two home runs and one steal over his last 90 at-bats. Gerardo Parra will get the start in right field and hit sixth.
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