Sep 25, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) reacts with Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann (16) after hitting a home run during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Gomez, Brian McCann spark Brewers vs. Braves brawl (Video)


Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez loves to hold a grudge. After being hit in his previous meetings with the Atlanta Braves, Gomez was looking to send a statement when he hit the plate on Wednesday night.

After swinging for the fences and missing on the first pitch, Gomez was able to smash one out of the park and it all went down hill.

Gomez mean mugged Braves starter Paul Maholm the entire way around the bags as he jawed at the pitcher to send a message. After rounding third, Gomez continued to stare down Maholm before being met on the path to home plate by Braves catcher Brian McCann.

McCann was unhappy with Gomez and the two got in each other’s faces. With some shoving, the benches cleared and an all out brawl ensued.

Gomez never touched home plate because of the altercation, but he was awarded the home run due to interference.

For their roles in the fight, Gomez, Freddie Freeman and  Gerald Laird were all ejected.

Here is a video of the scuffle that was a result of Gomez’s poor conduct as he rounded the bases:


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  • Jeff Schafer

    I’d hate to round third base and see BMac waiting for me in front of home plate….see that anger in his eyes?!? That’s what will drive us to the World Series!

  • Barin von Foregger

    McCann is a great catcher, but his big-brother attitude has to stop. Maholm and Gomez had history, Gomez rocked one, the Braves chirped, Gomez chirped … STFU and play ball!

  • Brian Clements

    Expleetives?