Carlos Gomez already felt embarrassed enough about striking out with a man in scoring position to end the 5th Saturday, but he managed to embarrass himself even further by failing to take out his frustration.
Gomez punched out against Adam Wainwright and was so upset at fishing for a ball in the dirt that he tried breaking his bat over his knee. He tried once on his left knee, but that didn’t work. So the right-hander moved on to his right knee and tried twice — but that didn’t work either. Realizing that his epic fail would have him on low-light reels, Gomez decided he had to complete the dirty deed.
He slammed the bat to his ground, then his helmet and then he ripped off his batting gloves.
Rather than try to break the bat, Gomez should save it. I mean that piece of lumber is downright indestructible. Think about it — it survived three attempted knee breaks and a slam to the ground. Imagine what it could do against a 95-mph fastball!