Victor Gonzalez

© Sarah Morris, 2020

The emergence of left-handed Victor González helped the Los Angeles Dodgers’ bullpen a strength.

When spring training began, not many Dodger fans had heard of González. In every outing during spring training, he dominated his opposition. His dominance continued during summer camp, but he did not make the Opening Day roster.

When Joe Kelly went on the Injured List with shoulder inflammation, the Dodgers promoted González. From the beginning, he dominated every opposing hitter. He knew how to change the hitters’ eye level. His curveball improved. Manager Dave Roberts began using him in important situations, and González seldom failed. He appeared in 15 games and pitched 20.1 innings with an ERA of 1.33, 23 strikeouts, and 3 walks.

During the postseason, González performed well. He was the winning pitcher in Game 6 in the World Series. The future for the Mexican González looks bright.

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