Dee Gordon’s transformation to shortstop has earned praise from Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and most recently, first base coach Davey Lopes.
Along with solidifying second base for the Dodgers, Gordon has also been a force in the leadoff spot. He’s currently hitting .284 with a .333 on-base percentage and leads the Majors in stolen bases with 36. Gordon has seen a bit of a revolving door as to who’s hitting behind him as Mattingly has adjusted due to injuries.
In the three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, Hanley Ramirez hit behind Gordon. The Dodger second baseman set the table for Ramirez from the outset, hitting a leadoff triple in the first inning of Friday’s game.
Gordon followed with another triple in the fifth inning, this time scoring Hyun-Jin Ryu and giving the Dodgers a 3-0 lead. Gordon collected two more RBIs in the sixth with a single to right center that scored Justin Turner and Drew Butera.
The 26-year-old finished the game 3-for-4 with two triples, one single, three RBIs, a stolen base, walk and two runs scored.
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