Great in the field, but Gomez ‘embarrassed’ at plate

The good and bad of Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez’s game were on display again Tuesday night.

The good was really, really good. Gomez essentially robbed two home runs in the seventh inning, one with some hustle to keep mets shortstop Jose Reyes to a two-run triple instead of a three-run, inside-the-park home run, and another with a leaping catch at the wall. He also took away an extra-base hit from Mets pitcher Chris Capuano in the fifth inning.

And the bad was pretty bad. Gomez grounded out with a runner at second base to end the second inning, flew out with runners at first and third base to end the fourth and struck out with a runner at second base to end the sixth.

“Sometimes you’re embarrassed by yourself,” Gomez said. “I come here every day with good energy and a good plan to work, and I work every day to get better and feel like I’m all right. I do perfect work before the game with my hitting coach. Sometimes you’re over-thinking. That’s what I feel. I don’t feel like it’s my approach or my swing. I feel great at the plate.

“Baseball is like this. Sometimes you feel great and do bad. I feel bad about myself. I got the opportunity three times today with men on base, and I did not do [anything].”

In the field, it’s different.

“Defensively, I go to center field and feel like I’m the man,” he said. “Whatever you hit over here, I’m going to catch it. I tell my outfielders, ‘You make the easy play, I’ll make the hard ones.’”

“When Carlos is out there, he does a lot of things to save you runs,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “’Gomey,’ sometimes he’s a little frustrating at the plate, but against left-handers, I still like him.”

With Nyjer Morgan back in the fold, Roenicke has another solid center field option. But considering Gomez’s plus-plus-plus defense, it makes things complicated for the Brewers.

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2 Comments

you know last year i wasnt a gomez fan at all, but this year i dont know i feel for the guy. he comes to the park everyday with a great attitude doesnt complain about playing time when hes not in there, puts in work, does wonders in the field, but just cant get it going at the plate. hes to young to be turned into a defensive replacment/pinch runner kinda guy a la dave roberts…but it seems thats the way hes headed. Teams need those kinda guys as roberts was key for the sox 04 championship, but heres hoping gomez gets it going hes got a good attitude and works hard thats really all you can ask for

you know last year i wasnt a gomez fan at all, but this year i dont know i feel for the guy. he comes to the park everyday with a great attitude doesnt complain about playing time when hes not in there, puts in work, does wonders in the field, but just cant get it going at the plate. hes to young to be turned into a defensive replacment/pinch runner kinda guy a la dave roberts…but it seems thats the way hes headed. Teams need those kinda guys as roberts was key for the sox 04 championship, but heres hoping gomez gets it going hes got a good attitude and works hard thats really all you can ask for

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