The Dodgers return home tonight to play the Miami Marlins to begin a four game series and 10-game home stand. The Dodgers remain quite mediocre after another pathetic road trip where they were unable to beat the Giants and Rockies again, but we’re hopeful that some home cooking could help them gain some steam in the standings. What better way to do that then against the awful Marlins managed by former Dodger skipper Don Mattingly.
Today, the #Dodgers reinstated Adrián González from the 10-day DL and optioned Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 18, 2017
The Dodgers will begin the home stand a little healthier as Adrian Gonzalez was activated from the disabled list. In a corresponding move Scott Van Slyke (Van Out) was optioned back to Oklahoma City. The Dodgers refuse to let Van Slyke go despite him being horrendous so I am sure we’ll see him called back up again, and he’ll continue to be an automatic out.
As for Gonzo he is returning after recovering from what the club called elbow soreness. I’ve also heard that he has back problems, but who knows. The point is that he’s old, and rusty. He’s rustier than a nail left out in the rain. With Gonzo back in the fold that should push super kid Cody Bellinger back to left field.
Gonzo has played in 29 games this year and is batting .255/327/.309 with no home runs and 11 runs driven in. He’s collected just 5 extra base hits this year in 105 plate appearances. He’s posted a .635 OPS. And has drawn 10 walks while striking out 17 times.