Dodgers: Five Disappointing Dodgers of the First Half

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 26: Sergio Romo
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 26: Sergio Romo /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – MAY 31: Adrian Gonzalez /

Adrian Gonzalez – .255 AVG 1 home run

Throughout his entire career, Adrian Gonzalez has been Mr. Reliable or the “Butter and Eggs Man” as the great Vin Scully once called him. In 2017, Adrian has been down with a bad back and has only played in 49 games so far. After going on the DL for the first time in his career, Adrian returned, but his back kept bothering him. Now it appears that Adrian may not return until September, and even when he does, he may not be anything but an expensive pinch hitter.

Gonzalez is on pace to set a career low in just about every offensive statistic such as home runs, runs batted in, batting average, slugging percentage, and OPS.  All in all, it’s safe to say that 2017 has been a nightmare season thus far for Gonzalez. While Cody Bellinger has perfectly filled in for Gonzo, and then some, the Dodgers’ offense would be even greater if it had a healthy Adrian Gonzalez to deepen the lineup and add yet another power threat to it.

While Adrian has fallen into the Andre Ethier category, where you can’t really count on him anymore, it would still be a big boost for Los Angeles if he could get healthy and return to make the LA lineup even more productive.

While Adrian appeared to be declining at the end of last season, he still produced a steady season and gave the Dodgers hope he could be productive until his contract ran out. Now the Dodgers hope he can help contribute to a World Series run in the second half of the season in any capacity, even as a lefty bat off the bench.

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