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#pounditTuesday, July 5, 2022

Collin McHugh has great reaction to Carlos Gomez losing ball in lights

Collin McHugh reaction

Carlos Gomez made two costly mistakes during the Houston Astros’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Monday night that essentially lost his team the game. Pitcher Collin McHugh’s reaction pretty much explained it all.

Gomez lost a fly ball from Jorge Polanco in the lights and let it fall for a triple to give the Twins a 2-0 lead in the fifth.

This came after Gomez had already misplayed a single by Jorge Polanco into a two-base error the batter before to make it 1-0. Again, the Twins won 3-1, so those two runs they got thanks to Gomez’s mistakes pretty much determined the game.

“The first one was hit really hard and I missed (it) in my glove, and the second one, I (didn’t) know where the ball was,” Gomez said after the game. “We lost the game because of that. I feel worse than anyone in this clubhouse.”

In addition to his defensive problems, Gomez went 0-for-3 with a strikeout at the plate and is now batting just .210. Ouch.

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