Top Five Reasons The Dodgers Are Still in First Place at The Break

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Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Gonzalez

Gonzo is still the best hitter the Dodgers have in their lineup every day. He’s a consummate professional. Even though he’s been slumping a bit, he always figures out a way to come through in the clutch when the Dodgers need him most. For example on Sunday afternoon, it was his line drive two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning that lifted the Dodgers to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. That saved them from losing a game in the standings to the Giants.

Gonzo got off to a very hot starts this season by hitting five home runs in his first three games. Overall Gonzo is batting .283/.355/.520 with 18 home runs and 5runs batted in. He is 92 for 325 in 364 plate appearances. He’s played in 89 games, and has posted an .875 OPS. He’s having a well deserved all-star season. Gonzalez is the Dodger’s rock.

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