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Checking in on Adrian Gonzalez and doubles

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Adrian Gonzalez had four hits and reached base five times on Monday night against the Rockies, and the Dodgers first baseman also added two more doubles, giving him 19 on the season, tops in the majors.

With 19 doubles in 50 team games, Gonzalez is on pace to hit 62 doubles on the season.

Nobody has hit 60 doubles in a season since 1936, when Joe Medwick hit 64 doubles for the Cardinals and Charlie Gehringer hit 60 for the Tigers. The record is 67 doubles, by Earl Webb of the Red Sox in 1931.

Ten people in the 78 years since have hit as many as 55 doubles, including Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals in 2013. He is just two two-baggers behind Gonzalez this season.

The Dodgers record for doubles is 52, set by Johnny Frederick in 1929, his rookie season (Frederick was 27). He is the only Dodgers player to hit 50 doubles in a season.

With 19 doubles through 50 team games, Gonzalez is tied for second-most at this point in the season by a Dodger, at least dating back to 1914. The only Dodger with more doubles through 50 games was Jackie Robinson with 22 doubles in 1950, on his way to 39 for the season.

Since joining the Dodgers in The Punto Trade™ in August 2012, Gonzalez has hit 102 doubles in 410 team games, a pace of just over 40 doubles per 162 games. If he keeps up that 40-double pace the rest of the season, that would give Gonzalez 28 more doubles over the final 112 games of the season, and 47 on the year.

That would tie Gonzalez for fourth-most doubles by a Dodger with Wes Parker in 1970, the last Dodger to lead the National League.

There have only been 22 Dodgers seasons of 40 or more doubles, including just 10 in Los Angeles. Gonzalez joined that club with 41 doubles in 2014. Gonzalez also has seasons of 47, 46 and 45 doubles, and averaged 38 doubles from 2006-2014.

With his two doubles on Monday, Gonzalez tied current Dodgers broadcaster Nomar Garciaparra - he is taking this series off, by the way - for 234th place on the all-time list with 370 doubles. Up next are Pie Traynor and Gary Carter with 371.

Gonzalez this season has five doubles in just three games at Coors Field, and is 8-for-11 with five runs batted in. Before this season, since joining the Dodgers Gonzalez at Coors Field was only hitting .239/.303/.375 with three doubles in 22 games.

Against Rockies Game 1 starter Jorge De La Rosa, Gonzalez is hitting .370/.455/.696 with six doubles, three home runs, 14 RBI and eight walks in 56 plate appearances.

Game info

Time: 12:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA