Gonzalez, who only has 2 HR so far in 147 AB, has guaranteed that he'll hit one tonight.
This actually isn't the first time he's done this, and he made good on his prediction last season.
As a Red Sox fan, I love to see this kind of confidence from Gonzalez. He needs to step up and be a leader, both in the clubhouse and on the field, and so far he hasn't really shown a lot of that.
That having been said, if I were Matt Moore, the Rays' starting pitcher, you can be sure that I'd be throwing at Adrian's head all night.
But perhaps Gonzo made that calculated risk, since Moore has already given up 6 HR this season.
Can he actually pull it off? We'll see. But now that he's thrown it out there, nothing less than a HR would be acceptable for Gonzalez.