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#pounditTuesday, December 6, 2022

Carlos Gomez says Ryan Braun wasn’t hustling on baserunning blunder (Video)

Carlos Gomez baserunningCarlos Gomez believes Ryan Braun’s lack of hustle is to blame for a baserunning mistake that cost the Milwaukee Brewers a run in the sixth inning of their 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

As seen in the video above, Braun was the runner on second and Gomez was at first when Mark Reynolds singled to left with two outs. Braun should have scored for the tying run, but Gomez was thrown out trying to advance to third before Braun scored, which meant the run didn’t count. Gomez thinks the problem is that Braun wasn’t running hard enough.

“I’m not even running 100% and I make it there before him,” said Gomez after the game via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “If you look at the replay, you’re going to find some answers to this. I run the bases like I do every time. I think he’s supposed to score.

“I think it’s a good play (by Yelich) because I saw him flat-footed and put his head down and hesitated. That’s a tough throw because most of the time that throw hit the runner. That’s why I make the decision to go to third. That’s how you make things happen. They got me this time. If it happened again, I’d go again.”

Given that Gomez is bothered by a back injury, manager Ron Roenicke thinks he was being too aggressive. Me probably was, too, because he ended up being thrown out. Since he ended up out on the play, he should at least assume some of the blame.

H/T Big League Stew

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