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That Didn’t Take Long

That Didn’t Take Long

In his first at-bat as a Dodger, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez provided all the runs the Dodgers would need in their 8-2 victory tonight over the Miami Marlins. Gonzalez drove a Josh Johnson low-and-inside fastball down the right field line just inside the fair pole for a three-run homer to give the Dodgers a 4-1 lead at the time.

Meanwhile, back in Boston, Mauro Gomez was doing his best Adrian Gonzalez impersonation. Gomez hit a two-run home run, his first career home run, in the second inning as part of a 4-for-6 night with three RBI.  The Red Sox however, lost 10-9 in twelve innings, dropping their record to 60-67.

Could Gomez make Red Sox fans forget that Red Sox management let the Dodgers buy Adrian Gonzalez right from under their collective noses? Gomez has posted a .310/.371/.589 slash line with 24 home runs, 34 doubles and 74 RBI in 100 games for the Red Sox AAA affiliate in Pawtucket this year. At 27 years of age however, Gomez is not considered a prospect.

James Loney, newly acquired from the Dodgers, will be a free agent after this season. If Gomez doesn’t stick in the majors, who might play first base for the Red Sox next year?  The free agent cupboard for first basemen this winter looks barren. Lance Berkman? Headed for retirement. Jason Giambi? He will be 42-years old and hasn’t played over 100 games at first base since the 2008 season. Casey Kotchman? Carlos Lee? Derrek Lee? Carlos Pena?

Maybe the Red Sox will resign Kevin Youkilis and move him back to first base.

Yeah, that made me laugh too.

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By baseballsdeep
Monday, 27 Aug 2012

 

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