Los Angeles Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez insists he’s not a home run hitter, but his recent performance shouts a whole different story. He made Major League history by being the only player to ever have 5 home runs within the first three games of the season.
The Dodger’s we’re on the back foot with the San Diego Padres having a 2-0 lead but that all changed when the Silver Slugger recipient stepped up the plate. His first, third and fifth hits were all home runs and all off pitcher Andrew Cashner. This drove the Dodgers’ to their 7-4 victory against the Padres and in turn win their opening series 2-1.
“Something like that is always cool to be able to accomplish,” – Gonzalez
The 32 year old also became one of the very few people in MLB that have hit homers on their first three games joining Jimmy Wynn in 1974 and Carl Furillo in 1955.
“He wasn’t bad today, huh? When you get hot you’re just feeling good. You want to ride that streak as long as you can as far as hitting the ball hard.” – Dodgers manager Don Mattingly