Ramirez has been a thorn in Gonzalez’s side for his work with the bat, not his petulance. Ramirez tied a Dodgers franchise postseason record with six extra-base hits in the first three games of the division series, while batting .538 (7-for-13). He had four doubles, a triple, and a home run and six RBIs.
“I’ve never had any friction with Hanley personally,” Gonzalez said before Monday’s Game 4. “And I see a different Hanley. I see a more mature guy, but I’ve always seen a real, real good baseball player. He’s a guy that’s got a bright future in this game. At any given time, he tilts the field - defensively, running bases, offensively, hitting. He’s a special guy.”