Results tagged ‘ Adrian Gonzalez ’

1000 Words: Rizzo flashes the leather

Spring Training 2013, Stephen Green Photography, Chicago Cubs

(Photo by Stephen Green)

First baseman Anthony Rizzo shows off his glove to fellow slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez during Wednesday’s game with the Dodgers. Entering his first full major league season, the 23-year-old Rizzo will try to join Gonzalez as one of the top first basemen in the game. Rizzo hit .285/.342/.463 (AVG/OBP/SLG) with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 87 games in 2012. Gonzalez, a four-time All-Star, hit .299/.344/.463 with 18 home runs and 108 RBI in 159 games.

Scorecard EXTRA preview: Cubs vs. Padres

Thumbnail image for R05_SCXTRAPADRES AUG10.jpgThough San Diego’s pitching staff, with its NL-leading 3.23 ERA, has stood out this season and helped the Padres to their unexpected contender role in the West, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has once again been the rock of the team’s lineup. 

And while the Cubs need to focus on getting to Jon Garland, Mat Latos, and other quality Padres throwers that will appear throughout the week, they can’t sleep on the big guy that’ll stand in every day.

Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus explains why (right) in the August edition of Scorecard EXTRA.