Colorado Rockies: Carlos Gonzalez talks about Monday’s scratch, injury
Rockies manager Bud Black originally had outfielder Carlos Gonzalez in the lineup in the first game of the series against the Detroit Tigers. However, he scratched Gonzalez shortly before game time due to a sore ankle and replaced him with Ian Desmond, who had just came off the disabled list before the game.
Carlos Gonzalez was scratched from yesterday’s starting lineup due to a sore ankle. He talked with the media, including our own Kevin Henry, about being scratched and his ankle.
"This morning, I woke up and I was really sore. My left foot was sore from compensating [and] putting all the weight on the left side. You know, we did treatment and I thought [that] I was going to be able to play through it but it was a different story when I put [on] my cleats."
He later said that he took batting practice and since he didn’t have his cleats on, he felt fine. However, after batting practice, he went into the clubhouse to put his cleats on before taking batting cage under Coors Field and he said that’s when they decided to take him out of the lineup.
He also said that he had some treatment during the game in case he needed to pinch hit. He also said that he hopes to return to the starting lineup tonight.
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Gonzalez’s play recently
In the month of August, Gonzalez has been in between of what he was earlier this season and what he has been in the past.
This month, he has a slash line (average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage) of .277/.330/.422 with two home runs, 14 RBI, 23 hits, and seven runs in 24 games (22 starts).
From the beginning of the season through July, Gonzalez’s slash line was .228/.301/.339. Including this season, his career slash line is .287/.344/.506.
In season’s that he has played in more than 100 games in his career before this season, his career lows were .271/.325/.505 (the first two being in 2015 and the last in 2016).
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So, obviously, the numbers don’t jump off the page but hey, they aren’t as bad the first four months of the year. After all, there’s not much worse than how he played then.