Adrian Gonzalez could hardly have made a better first impression in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The left-handed first baseman blasted a three-run home run in the first inning off Miami Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson.
The home run marks Gonzalez's 16th of the season. It also brings his RBI total to 89 and ups his batting average to .301. With the Dodgers sitting just 2.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the N.L. West, such a spark could mean big things for the Dodgers.
Earlier today, Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly quipped, "I'm really happy they were down on him. I'm glad he's here." Dodgers fans may now agree with the skipper.