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Carlos Gomez and Gerrit Cole exchange words leading to bench-clearing fight (Video)

During Sunday’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates, the scene turned ugly in the top of the third inning.

pirates-brewers-brawlBrewers center fielder Carlos Gomez hit what he apparently thought would be a solo home run. That ended up not being the case as the ball stayed in the field of play, hitting off the wall just out of the reach of Andrew McCutchen. Gomez wound up on third base with a triple.

That’s when Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole had a few words with Gomez and the situation escalated.

Punches were thrown and both Gomez and Travis Snider of the Pirates were ejected for their roles in the brawl.

Carlos Gomez has been known to admire his home runs in the past and on one occasion it led to a confrontation with Brian McCann. This time around, Gomez ended up on the ground thanks to Travis Snider.

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Carlos Gomez sparks Brewers-Braves fight by pimping home run (Video)

Carlos Gomez sparked a major fight between the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves on Wednesday after homering off Braves starter Paul Maholm in the top of the first inning.

Gomez admired his home run after crushing the ball to deep left center, leading Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman to yell at him as he passed by on his trot. You could also hear one Braves player, possibly McCann or Maholm, yell “f—ing run, g-d d—it.” More Braves yelled at Gomez, and catcher Brian McCann even confronted Gomez halfway up the third base line.

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The benches cleared after McCann confronted Gomez, leading to a full-on fight. Yes, Gomez was ejected without even touching home plate. It looked like at least one punch was thrown during the incident.

Gomez actually has a history of being a jerk after home runs. Three years ago we posted about him pimping a home run with his team down 15-0. Maybe Gomez was pimping his home run because of a beef with Maholm; Maholm hit Gomez with a pitch in June and also hit him in 2010.

One thing we do know for certain is that the Braves really really dislike it when you pimp a home run against them.

Carlos Gomez robs Joey Votto of home run to save game for Brewers (Video)

Carlos-Gomez-robs-home-runFor a few seconds on Monday night, it looked as though Joey Votto may have launched a two-run home run to put the Cincinnati Reds up 5-4 over the Milwaukee Brewers in the top of the ninth inning. Carlos Gomez got in the way.

The Brewers center fielder timed his jump perfectly and robbed Votto of a home run, saving the game for Milwaukee and closer Francisco Rodriguez. Robbing a home run is exhilarating enough, but Gomez said taking one away to save the game is just as great a feeling as a walk-off hit.

“When you save the game like that or when you hit a walk-off home run, it’s amazing,” Gomez said, per the Associated Press. “I never hit one, but I steal home run to win the game. It’s something special, like you can’t wait to get home to see it over and over.”

Votto could do nothing but tip his cap.

“The whole thing is really a random occurrence and it’s what makes baseball so special,” the Reds slugger said. “Carlos has had a fantastic year this year. Today he didn’t have a good game offensively and he goes out and makes a game-changing play on the defensive end. You know, I did everything I could, and he made a great play.”

Gomez’s amazing play wasn’t the first game-saving catch we have seen this year, but it very well could wind up being the best.

H/T Big League Stew

Carlos Gomez probably wants this at-bat back (Video)

Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez thought he had himself a leadoff homer against the Phillies on Wednesday. So sure in fact that he confidently trotted around the bases without giving any second thought to the ball he hit pretty darn close to the foul pole actually being a foul ball.

This is why it was hilarious seeing Gomez’s reaction after he had already rounded third base when found out his apparent eighth home run of the year was indeed foul. The Philly crowd gave him a hard time about it, as they well should have.

So, how did Gomez recover from this embarrassing turn of events? By striking out looking. Not one of the more sterling at-bats anybody’s ever seen, but when you’re Carlos Gomez, there’s been worse.

Carlos Gomez Pimps HR Down 15-0

I supposed I could be irritated and angered by what I saw but that would not accurately reflect my feelings. Rather, I find it quite humorous that Carlos Gomez’s reaction to blasting a three-run home run with his team down 15-0 was to celebrate. Excessively. Before I get into the story of what happened, some background is needed. Carlos Gomez was a top outfield prospect in the Mets organization and was traded to the Twins as part of the now one-sided Johan Santana deal. Dissatisfied after two seasons of poor production by Gomez, the Twins dealt him to the Brewers for shortstop J.J. Hardy. Friday night was Gomez’s first game against his former team and also his first game since being activated from the disabled list.

The Twins jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning before David Bush could get two outs. Minnesota scored an additional five runs in the 4th off long reliever Jeff Suppan to make it 12-0. With one run in the 5th and two more runs in the 7th, the Twins were up 15-0 by the time Gomez came to the plate for Milwaukee in the 8th. With two men on, Gomez blasted a Nick Blackburn offering into the upper deck. Gomez slowly let his bat go upon completing the swing and the bat actually hit catcher Joe Mauer on the hands. Gomez proceeded to walk the next five or so steps while admiring his bomb before breaking into a slow trot around the bases. Gomez totally milked his home run and took his time strolling around the bases. When he finally got to homeplate, Gomez seemed to have a confident “It’s all me” look on his face as he accepted high fives from teammates.

Gomez’s antics were no different from a football player who celebrates after scoring a touchdown with his team down 55-0 — the two plays are equally selfish and embarrassing. The thing is, if Gomez is misguided enough to think he’s won by hitting an upper deck home run against his former team while they’re down 15-0, then you really have to feel badly for him. Clearly Gomez doesn’t get it.

UPDATE:
Apparently Gomez does get it. He was extremely apologetic after the game and acknowledged how wrong he was.

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