Red Sox at the halfway point
Gonzalez better than advertisedTheo Epstein's prized offseason pickup is a few long balls away from being in contention for the American League triple crown. Adrian Gonzalez has provided solid defense at first base, right field for a game, and maybe he'll toss a few innings in relief before his dream season in Boston is all said and done.
Playing at Fenway with a deep and talented lineup has suited the lefthanded hitting Gonzalez. The MVP frontrunner leads the league with a .355 average and 71 RBIs; he's third in the AL with a .999 OPS. Gonzo had a blistering June, batting .421 with 25 RBIs.