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.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) October 18, 2021
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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