The Milwaukee Brewers have been without star outfielder Carlos Gomez for the last couple games due to a sore hamstring. That injury kept him out for a second consecutive game Tuesday night.
Never mind what I said about Carlos Gomez just taking a day. He has a sore hamstring, RR said. #Brewers hope to have him back tomorrow.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 16, 2014
After a breakout campaign in 2013, Gomez has once again been one of the best outfielders in baseball this season. Through 64 games he is batting .313/.379/.547 with 12 home runs, 38 RBI, and 11 stolen bases. Some dings for him add to the list of nagging injuries here and there for the Brewers.
Yet here they are, and the Brewers just keep winning. The hot start that looked like it may or may not be sustainable has proven to be the real thing. Entering Tuesday’s action the Brewers had a 42-29 record and a 3.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals. If they are going to keep out in front, however, they will need Gomez and Ryan Braun to stay healthy and productive in the middle of the lineup.
As for this particular injury, there is no word yet on if Gomez injured it jumping up and down for no good reason after a routine play (as he is known to do). Then again, the jokes only go so far when Gomez is one of the more dominant players in all of baseball. But about the time he crashes back to earth from the pace of a 7-9 win player (if that ever happens), then the jumping around and grandstanding becomes annoying again, right?