Colorado Rockies: Carlos Gonzalez finally hitting his stride
Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been a shell of his former self this season but in the month of September, Gonzalez has stepped up to the plate for the Rockies and delivered in a big way as the Rockies are coming down the stretch for the race to the end of a season for a postseason spot.
Carlos Gonzalez has struggled all season for the Rockies but just as the team is winding down their hopes to get into the playoffs through winning the second wild card, Gonzalez has found his stride. With him coming into his regular form, the Rockies have played much better in the month. They also have taken the first two games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have had lost 13 out of their last 14 games, including six against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Gonzalez’s stats in September
In seven games (six of which have been starts), he has seven runs, 10 hits, five doubles, two home runs, seven RBI, and six walks. He also is hitting .476 with a .607 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage in the month. Even better, his BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) is an astounding .727 (.300 is considered to be league average).
If he were to have those for a full 162 game season, he would have 47 HRs, 163 RBI, 139 walks, 163 runs, 232 hits.
Comparing Gonzalez’s stats
With those stats in the month, he now has 10 HRs, 48 RBI, 104 hits, 27 doubles, 47 walks, 57 runs, a .251 batting average, a .326 on-base percentage, and a .389 slugging percentage.
Before September, he had 50 runs. 94 hits, eight HRs, 41 RBI, 41 walks, a .239 batting average, a .308 on-base percentage, and a .356 slugging percentage.
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We have mentioned before that the Rockies would need Gonzalez’s help and if he continues on his pace, he will help the Rockies tremendously in the rest of the regular season. Also, if he stays hot, the Rockies should continue on their pace to win the second wild card and, perhaps, into the rest of the 2017 postseason.