Seems he's a man who knows his swing. In his two games since arriving in Arizona, Gonzalez happens to be five for eight, with two homers, three runs and seven runs batted in.
That newfound success was on display again Saturday in the
Zach Greinke held Arizona to one run in his 5 1/3 innings to raise his record to 3-0 and lead the pitching effort, but for the second consecutive night it was Gonzalez who sparked the offense.
He walked, went to second on a
Then in the third, after
The Dodgers added single runs in four different innings. In the fourth,
Greinke labored at times, but held the Diamondbacks scoreless until A.J. Pollack homered to lead off the fifth inning. It took Greinke 103 pitches to go his 5 1/3 innings. He gave up eight hits without walking a batter. But it usually takes a few pitches to strike out a batter, and he had eight strikeouts Saturday.
In the 16 1/3 innings of his three starts, Greinke has struck out 21 with two walks.
The Dodgers are now 4-0 on the season against what is looking like a bad Diamondbacks team. They won two games against them to open the season in Australia -- where the Diamondbacks were the designated home team -- and now have taken the first two in this three-game series in Phoenix.
Fourteen games into the season, the Diamondbacks already trail the Dodgers by five games in the
Uribe now has four games with at least three hits, the most in baseball.