Gonzalez is out of Saturday's lineup against the Red Sox, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. He is 12-for-23 with one home run and eight RBI over his last seven games, but will take a seat Saturday. Derek Fisher will start in left field and will hit ninth in Gonzalez's place.
Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and three RBI in Thursday's 12-2 win over the Red Sox. Gonzalez got the scoring started with a bases-clearing double in the first inning and got on base three more times throughout this blowout victory. He's slashing career highs across the board at .305/.375/.533 and now has 34 doubles to go with his 23 home runs in 132 games.
Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in Monday's 11-3 win over Texas. Gonzalez's breakout year continues deep into September. Just when it looked like it would come to end in August, when he hit a meager .221, he's bounced back to hit .364 in 18 September games.
Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Mariners. Gonzalez's long ball was one of four launched by Houston in this one. His 30 doubles and 22 home runs are both career bests, so it's not surprising that Gonzalez's .521 slugging percentage blows his career .415 mark out of the water. The switch-hitter's versatility both at the plate and in the field allows him to stay in the lineup in all situations.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mariners. He will now have started 11 of 16 games in September, hitting .293/.356/.439 over that stretch. Gonzalez figures to continue to see semi-regular starts this month, especially after Jake Marisnick suffered a season-ending thumb injury. Derek Fisher is starting in left field and hitting ninth.
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