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Carlos Gomez robs Joey Votto at the wall (GIF)


You might not like Carlos Gomez. If you’re not a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers it is highly unlikely that you like him. He gestures, pumps his fist, pounds his chest, and otherwise lets the rest of the league know how highly he thinks of his own skills.

Like him or not, the guy can flat out play. Always an elite defender, Gomez’s bat has caught up with his defense and he is now one of the best outfielders in baseball. That game was on full display here as he robbed Joey Votto of a home run at the wall.

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Votto knows Gomez’s work in center field all too well; as D.J. Short over at HardballTalk notes, Gomez has robbed Votto of a round-tripper in the past, in that case to end the game.

As for the little exchange here between Gomez and Votto, it appears to be one of mutual respect. As it should be: both players might be MVP candidates by the end of the season.

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