Carlos Gonzalez doesn't get paid to hit. He gets paid to multitask, and you could argue that no player in the major leagues does it as well as CarGo. How deep does his tool drawer run? On the same day he didn't drive in a run for the first time in 12 games, he stole two runs, potentially three, from the Dodgers on Sunday at Dodger Stadium in a game the Rockies won 7-6. Three words: Do the math. Technically, Rafael Betancourt got the save in a game that enabled the Rockies to avoid a three-game sweep. But everyone who saw Gonzalez's catch to end the fourth inning knew better. "That catch," said Rockies manager Jim Tracy, "was the play of the day." If Gonzalez didn't make a diving catch on Justin Sellers' drive down the right-field line, two runs would have scored to pull the Dodgers within one. And Sellers would have been standing on second or third, representing the tying run. Right. Like CarGo wasn't going to catch the ball. "I thought when the ball came off the bat, there was no chance he was catching it," said Ty Wigginton?, who had a good view from first base. "He actually made it pretty easy. He's special. As the year goes along, he's starting to get into that form that people in Colorado have seen."
Carlos Gonzalez helps Rockies defeat Dodgers 7-6
Denver Post | Aug 29