Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, two runs and three RBI in Houston's 7-4 defeat to Seattle on Monday. Gonzalez accounted for most of the Astros' offense on the evening, cranking his 18th two-bagger and 12th homer both off Mariners starter Felix Hernandez to round off his explosive day at the plate. His numbers are still disappointing overall, as he's put up a .709 OPS through 380 at-bats this season after posting a phenomenal .907 mark in 2017, but Gonzalez now has left the yard in two straight games - hopefully a sign he's primed for a hot streak that will finally start to pump his numbers back up toward last season's levels.
Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Athletics. Gonzalez took Emilio Pagan deep in the eighth inning for his 11th home run of the season. Though he has struggled to follow up on his breakout 2017 season, he now has five home runs in August after failing to record more than two in any other month.
Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 3-1 win over the Giants. His ninth-inning, three-run blast off San Francisco closer Will Smith erased a frustrating night for Houston's bats. Gonzalez has eight hits and four home runs on the current three-city road trip, including three homers from the right side of the plate. Prior to this trip, he hadn't homered from that side of the plate.
Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's 14-0 win over the Dodgers. Gonzalez has homered three times in the last three games, giving us another hopeful indication that he's on the verge of putting together a sustained stretch of production that's eluded him all season long. The super-utility player, whose high point this season was June 18 when he had a .259 average, is currently slashing .232/.316/.375.
Gonzalez started in left field and went 0-for-3 in Monday's 2-0 loss to the Mariners. Gonzalez has gone 14 at-bats without a hit, dropping his average to .228. He had a seven-game hitting streak prior to this latest hitless run; it was yet another example where it looked like he was about to break out of a season-long slump, only to have the slump immediately return. His versatility has been needed of late, as Gonzalez has been the primary starter at shortstop with Carlos Correa (back) on the disabled list, and he can also slot in at second base while Jose Altuve (knee) is absent. But as Correa is about the embark on a rehabilitation assignment and with a productive Tony Kemp around to play left field, Gonzalez could lose at-bats once all of Houston's injured players return.
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