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At the All-Streak break, Adrian Gonzalez was hitting .354 with a sparkling 1.006 OPS, highlighted by 29 doubles and 17 homers.
During the second half, A-Gon looked visibly fatigued at the plate and struggled with his power. Prior to a five-dinger outburst at Texas in late August, he had hit only one homer in the second half.
Opposite field shots over the Green Monster, a frequent sight in April and May, virtually disappeared from Gonzalez's arsenal as the season wore on.
A-Gon never attributed his struggles to his surgically repaired shoulder; however, it's logical to draw a link between Gonzalez's abbreviated offseason conditioning, owing to the surgery, and his fatigue and power outage in the second half.
All in all, Gonzalez still hit .338/.410/.548/.957 with 27 HR and a league-leading 213 hits.
Not that bad, huh? Just imagine what A-Gon can do when he's back at full strength.