by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/15/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez enjoyed a big day at the plate Friday night against the Phillies.
Gonzalez, who left the previous day after getting hit on the left foot by a foul ball, returned with a home run in the first inning off starter Kyle Kendrick. He finished 4 for 4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in an 8-7 defeat. He is hitting .310 with 19 home run and 53 RBI in 66 games played.
Gonzalez has a .261/.320/.783 slash line in 12 June games. He is hitting .375 with 18 homers and 52 RBI in 65 games played.
Carlos Gonzalez hit by foul ball, leaves game
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/13/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was hit on the left foot by a Jordan Pacheco foul ball in the first inning Thursday against the Nationals. He was waiting near the on-deck circle. Gonzalez fell to the ground in pain and limped off the field under his own power. He was replaced by Tyler Colvin.
The Denver Post reported that Gonzalez has a "contusion on his left foot" and X-rays were negative. He is considered day-to-day.
Carlos Gonzalez hits 18th home run
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (6/12/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hit his 18th home run in Tuesday's win over Washington.
The home run was Gonzalez's only hit in five at-bats, but it brought three runs across and gave the Rockies the lead in the decisive fifth inning. Gonzalez hit just 22 home runs all of last season. Even in his 34-homer 2010 season, Gonzalez didn't hit his 18th home run until July 24. The 2013 season could be his biggest power season yet.
Quiet night for Carlos Gonzalez vs. Padres
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/9/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who left Friday's game with an ankle injury, endured a quiet night at the plate Saturday against the Padres. Gonzalez went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in a 4-2 defeat.
Gonzalez has just two hits in his last 13 at-bats. He is hitting .304 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI in 61 games played.
Carlos Gonzalez returns to lineup
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (6/8/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is in the starting lineup Saturday against the Padres, after leaving Friday's game in the sixth inning due to an ankle injury.
Gonzalez is in his usual spot in the lineup, batting third and playing left field. He is not expected to have any limitations moving forward.
Carlos Gonzalez exits with ankle injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/7/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was forced out of Friday's game because of an ankle injury.
Gonzalez appeared to have turned his ankle in his last at-bat in the sixth inning. He was replaced by Jonathan Herrera to start the seventh. Gonzalez tripled in two runs in the second and tripled home another in the third. He finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBI before getting hurt.
His status for Saturday's game is still up in the air.
Carlos Gonzalez homers three times in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (6/5/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez mad a bit of history with teammate Troy Tulowitzki Wednesday against the Reds. Gonzalez hit three home runs and Tulowitzki added five hits and two home runs, the first time in major league history a pair of teammates has combined for those numbers in a game.
Gonzalez went 3 for 5 with three RBI and three runs scored in the game, his second career three-homer game. The Rockies won the game easily, 12-4.
Gonzalez is now hitting .313 with 17 home runs, a mark that puts him second in the National League.
Carlos Gonzalez gets time off
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/31/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was not in the starting lineup Friday against the Dodgers, but it does not appear to be cause for alarm. Manager Walt Weiss told reporters prior to the game that Gonzalez was simply receiving a planned day of rest.
Gonzalez played in every game in the month of May prior to Friday, batting .311 with eight home runs and 21 RBI. He will finished the month with a 1.002 OPS, as well as 22 runs and eight RBI.
Carlos Gonzalez steals three bags vs. Astros
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/31/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez enjoyed a productive day at the plate as he collected to hits and picked up three steals in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Astros.
Gonzalez singled in a run in the sixth inning and finished 2 for 3 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. He is hitting .309/.389/.583 with 13 homers, 34 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 52 games played.
Carlos Gonzalez has three hits, homer and steal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/25/2013) Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez went 3 for 5 with his 13th home runin a 6-5 loss to the Giants Saturday. He also had his ninth stolen base.
Gonzalez has homered in his last three gamesand has a .315/.397/.619 line in 181 at-bats. He's the only NL player with at least nine home runs and nine steals this season.
Carlos Gonzalez carries the offense in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez accounted for three runs in a 4-1 victory Wednesday over the Diamondbacks.
Gonzalez had a solo home run in the first inning and added an RBI triple in the third. He then scored on a wild pitch for the Rockies' final run. He went 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Gonzalez is hitting .302 with a .977 on-base plus slugging percentage.
Carlos Gonzalez has career night
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had a perfect night at the plate on Tuesday against the Cubs. He went a career-high 5 for 5 with a pair of homers, three RBI and three runs scored in a 9-4 win.
Gonzalez singled home a run in his first at-bat before launching a solo shot off starter Carlos Villanueva his next time up. He added a double in the fifth inning and another base hit in the seventh. His perfect night was capped off with a solo home run in the ninth.
Gonzalez, who has nine homers with 22 RBI, saw his average rise to .313 in the victory.
Carlos Gonzalez gets best of Jaime Garcia again
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez went 2 for 3 with a walk and run scored in an 8-2 win over St. Louis Sunday. Gonzalez had been hitless in 15 at-bats before the two singles against Jaime Garcia to improve to 6 for 12 in his career off the Cardinals' starter.
Carlos Gonzalez scorching for Rockies
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez continued his hot hitting Tuesday against the Yankees. Gonzalez broke a scoreless tie with two outs in the sixth when he sent a 3-2 pitch from starter Hiroki Kuroda over the right-field fence for a two-run home run -- his seventh of the year.
That would be his only hit in the 2-0 win as he finished 1 for 4 with a two RBI and a run scored.
Gonzalez has hit safely in seven straight games and is batting .429 (12 for 28 ) with three home runs and five RBI over that span.
Carlos Gonzalez crushes sixth home run
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez enjoyed a productive night at the plate as he launched his sixth home run of the season Saturday against the Rays.
Gonzalez took starter David Price deep for a solo home run to break a 3-all tie in the fifth. He added a single and finished 2 for 3 with a walk, three runs scored and an RBI in a 9-3 victory.
Gonzalez is hitting .318 with 16 RBI in 110 at-bats. He has homered twice in his last four games and has gone 9 for 20 with six runs scored and four RBI in his last five games.
Carlos Gonzalez pushes batting average past .300
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez capped April with a solo home run Tuesday against the Dodgers. He went 1 for 2 with two walks.
Gonzalez has gone 4 for 8 (.500) with one double, one home run, one RBI, two walks and two runs in his last two games since being held out of the starting lineup Sunday. Gonzalez's batting average has also surged past .300 again, going from .289 to .306 in his last two games.
Day off proves beneficial for Carlos Gonzalez
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Dodgers after not starting for the third time this season Sunday against the Diamondbacks. It seems the day off is just what Gonzalez needed.
Gonzalez tied a season-high with three hits and ended his multi-hit skid at nine games. Prior to Monday, Gonzalez's last multi-hit game came April 18, when he also had three hits. He's managed three hits four times.
Gonzalez is batting .171 (7 for 41) in his last 10 games, which has dropped his season average from .400 to .302.
Carlos Gonzalez sits out Sunday
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was held out of the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale at Arizona as part of a rest day. Gonzalez has started all but one of Colorado's past 12 games and has been slumping at the plate recently.
The 27-year-old slugger is hitting just .111 (3 for 27) over his past six games with three singles and eight strikeouts. He has also gone a season-high 10 outings with a home run.
Carlos Gonzalez continues to struggle
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez recorded a hit for the second straight game Saturday night against the Diamondbacks.
Gonzalez, who is trying to work out of a slump, reached on a bunt single in the third. He finished 1 for 5 and left five men on base in a 3-2 defeat in extras.
Gonzalez, who in the midst of a 4-for-34 slump, is expected to earn the day off Sunday to clear his head, according to manager Walt Weiss. The 27-year-old has played 22 of the team's first 24 games this season.
Carlos Gonzalez not making choice cuts
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is certainly not immune to cold stretches and the talented slugger is in the midst of a poor run. Gonzalez is 0 for 13 over his past three games to drop his batting average nearly 40 points to .304.
But he is not crediting opposing pitchers for his rough patch. He says he's chased balls out of the strike zone. He has whiffed at least once in each of his past four games and has six strikeouts in that span.
"They aren’t getting me out. I am getting myself out," Gonzalez told the Denver Post. "I am getting into some deep counts, but I am still not laying off pitches I should. And they are going to keep throwing them until I do."
Carlos Gonzalez's two RBI not enough
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez drove in two runs during Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks.
Gonzalez slapped a two-run single in the third inning to give the Rockies an early 3-0 lead. He finished 1 for 4 with two RBI in a 5-4 defeat. He is hitting .364/.442/.667 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 66 at-bats.
Carlos Gonzalez not fazed by infield shifts
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said he's not fazed by infield shifts, according to The Denver Post. Mets manager Terry Collins shifted his infield to the right side of the diamond, except for third baseman David Wright, in the eighth inning Tuesday night against the Rockies.
"He's not the only manager or team to do it," Gonzalez said. "The Padres like to play that way because (teams) think I am just focused on home runs. I will take advantage of it. I don't care. If you want me to take singles, I will take singles. If you make a mistake, I am going to hit it over the fence. I don't think the shift is going to cover the stands."
Carlos Gonzalez hits fourth homer
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hit his fourth home run in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets. He hit a solo shot off starter Dillon Gee in the third inning.
The 27-year-old also hit a triple and finished 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored in the 8-4 win.
Gonzalez is batting .348 (16 for 46) through 12 games with seven RBI and 14 runs scored.
Mets keeping tabs on Carlos Gonzalez
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) The Mets have a pulse on the situation regarding Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, reports the New York Daily News. While the Rockies have given no indication about their plans for Gonzalez if they fall out of the playoff race, the News reports Mets executives have an interest in 27-year-old outfielder.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez's only hit Monday against the Giants was a solo home run off Madison Bumgarner in the third inning. The ball bounced off the pathway and splashed into McCovey Cove.
"He was throwing a lot of good pitches," Gonzalez said. "I think that was the one mistake he threw and I hit it out."
Gonzalez, who has three home runs, also struck out three times. He's batting .345 (10 for 29) with one double, three walks, five RBI and nine runs in seven games.
Carlos Gonzalez prefers to stay in LF
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has settled into his role as a left fielder and would prefer to stay there, according to The Denver Post.
"It's easier if I don't bounce around, because you get comfortable with the stadiums, where the walls are, where you need to play," Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez shifted to left field last season after suffering multiple wrist injuries in 2011 while playing center and right field. He was slated to play right field last year before the team signed Michael Cuddyer. First-year manager Walt Weiss has pondered playing Gonzalez in right field on occasion to create more playing time for Eric Young Jr.
"I will always do what's best for the team," Gonzalez said.
Carlos Gonzalez blasts another home run
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez went deep for the second time in as many days on Tuesday night at Milwaukee. The No. 3 hitter for Colorado blasted a two-run shot in the fifth inning off starter Marco Estrada for his second of the year.
Off to a great start with teammate Troy Tulowitzki, Gonzalez went 2 for 5 Tuesday with two runs scored and two RBI. He also struck out twice but is batting .400 on the season to this point after two games.
The 27-year-old Gonzalez, who had a fine spring, went 2 for 5 in the opener as well as he scored twice and hit a solo shot.
Carlos Gonzalez gets on HR board early
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez did not hit his first home run of 2012 until the 11th game of the campaign. He wasted little this season as he hit one out in Monday's season opener against the Brewers.
Gonzalez led off the fifth inning with a solo shot off starter Yovani Gallardo and finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored in the 5-4 loss.
Carlos Gonzalez shakes off allergy issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who left Monday's game with allergy issues, returned to the lineup and enjoyed another solid performance in Tuesday's Cactus League contest against the Dodgers. He finished 2 for 3 with a run scored and a pair of RBI singles in the fifth and seventh. Gonzalez is batting .278 with a .426 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage in 15 games this spring.
Illness limiting Carlos Gonzalez
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) MLB.com reports Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been dealing with a cold since returning from the World Baseball Classic and was left out of the lineup for Monday's Cactus League contest against the Reds. Gonzalez has gone 0 for 8 with two RBI and two walks in three games since playing for Team Venezuela.
"I haven't felt very well since I got back, health-wise -- I have congestion in my body and my stomach," said Gonzalez. "But I'm trying to get back, feel better, take a lot of medicine and start recovering."
CarGo working to get better
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/13/2013)The Denver Post reports Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez arrived to spring training 10 pounds lighter, checking in at 220. Gonzalez said he spent the offseason focusing on speed. "I want to be fast on the basepaths again," Gonzalez said. "I am not naturally as fast like E.Y. (Eric Young Jr.)." Gonzalez is also focused on having a productive season from start to finish after he struggled in the second half last year. "Last year was miserable, and it was reflected in my numbers and how I played," Gonzalez said. "I had special numbers in the first half, and then everything went downhill. A lot of things went wrong, and it affected me when we didn't have our best players out there. It's hard to write a lineup without Tulo, (Todd) Helton and (Michael) Cuddyer. I have to improve and keep working hard to get better."