Rare start off for Adrian González
By Jon Weisman
Adrian González gets a rare break from the starting lineup tonight for the series finale against Arizona.
González had started 33 consecutive games and has played in 84 in a row (starting 80) entering tonight.
In those 84 games, he has an .815 OPS with 12 home runs and 21 doubles. In the past 33, his numbers are even stronger: .927 OPS with eight homers and 10 doubles.
González leads the Major Leagues in games since 2006 with 1,723, which is 31 more than his closest competitor, Robinson Cano. The only games he has missed this year took place May 17-19 against the Angels and June 1 against the Cubs.