Carlos Gonzalez' s elegant, powerful swing launched two home runs Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field. Both came against Los Angeles Dodgers lefty and reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw in the Rockies' 8-5 victory.

But the home runs don't fully explain the hot streak CarGo carries into tonight's game against the Atlanta Braves. You must also examine Gonzalez's reaction to failure on Tuesday night in order to gauge his maturation as a hitter. With two out and Wilin Rosario on third base, closer Javy Guerra struck out Gonzalez to close out a 7-6 victory. Gonzalez, furious with himself, smashed his bat.