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Dodgers News: Former LA Star Adrian Gonzalez to Throw Out First Pitch for NLCS Game 3

The Dodgers are continuing a trend of mixing recent former players back into the equation. This postseason, the organization welcomed back long-time LA star and two-time All-Star Andre Ethier to throw out the first pitch during the NLDS against the hated Giants.

Now, the club welcomes back fan favorite Adrian Gonzalez who will be tossing out the first pitch this afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Gonzalez played 6 seasons with Los Angeles, hitting .280 with 101 home runs and 448 runs batted in over 735 games. A-Gon came to the Dodgers by way of a deadline deal with the Red Sox during the summer of 2012, helping spark a run of dominance in the National League that is still going strong in 2021. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves during the 2017-2018 offseason after a rookie by the name of Cody Bellinger cemented himself as one of the up-and-coming superstars in the league at first base.

Most recently, Gonzalez suited up for team Mexico in the 2020 Olympics.

Altogether, the veteran earned 5 all-star berths, 4 Gold Gloves, and 2 silver slugger awards over his 15-year major league career. He finished with 317 homers and 1202 RBI in 1929 games.

First pitch is set for 2:08 PM PT this afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Walker Buehler pitches for LA against Braves’ right-hander Charlie Morton.

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  1. Maybe we can sign him to a 5 game contract! He can still hit if not better than some of these bozos in the lineup! Pathetic showing offensively.

  2. I agree with Houston Mitchell. If you are going by analytics, Urias has not fared well the entire year in his first inning of work. It also jeopardizes the complete starting pitching lineup going back to LA. And how long ago was it that Dodger relievers gave up 2 runs in 3 innings? The Dodgers had lots of good relief in the bullpen who were also rested. It was a HUGE managerial mistake, plain and simple. And don’t get me wrong, I like Roberts, but it was a very poor strategic decision.

    1. Grant, I’m with you there. DR not a good move! I too am a DR supporter but can’t back him on that one.

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