Dodgers News: Adrian Gonzalez Named NL Player Of The Week

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been one week since the season began for the Los Angeles Dodgers and their start as a team has been inconsistent. After salvaging a game from the weekend series against Arizona on Sunday, the Dodgers stand at 3-3 heading into a three-game interleague series with the Seattle Mariners.

Individually, however, there have been a few bright spots for the Dodgers heading into the second week of the season. No player has been hotter than Adrian Gonzalez, who made history when he hit five home runs in the Dodgers first three games.

On Monday, it was announced that the reigning Gold Glove and Silver Slugger was named Player of the Week for the National League.

Gonzalez’s five home runs during the Opening Series against the San Diego Padres had him single-handedly tied with two other teams for most home run. He finished the week hitting .609 with the five home runs, seven RBIs, eight runs scored and 14 hits. The 32-year-old is leading the league in average, home runs, hits, total bases, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS.

The award is Gonzalez’s eighth of his career in both leagues combined and first as member of the Dodgers, with his last honor coming in August 2012, when he was with the Boston Red Sox.

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