Wednesday, the Brewers inked center fielder Carlos Gomez to a four-year, $24 million extension to keep him a Brewer through the age
August 27, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) gestures to the sky after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Reaction to the move was mostly positive from the Brewers community–particularly from the Reviewing the Brew contingent. The deal received unanimous approval, and, because Carlos Gomez is awesome and our editor Benjamin Orr is trying to grow hair like his, we’ve collected a montage of the staff’s favorite moments from number 27.
“Can I pick the imaginary home run?
If not, I pick the game against the D-Backs last year when he stole second, then third, and scored the walk-off run when the pitcher threw the ball in the stands.”
“Gomez scoring the game-winning run in the NLDS was obviously the best moment. But I also loved when Weeks and Gomezst started the 2011 season with back-to-back jacks against the Reds.”
This probably for the sheer fact that it was against the Cardinals in their ballpark. He robs so many hitters, but nothing’s sweeter when it’s David Freese and the Cardinals
“Since the other guys covered some of the very, very epic Carlos Gomez moments, I figured that I’d throw out a couple more moments that stand out.
Hitting a homer in his first game as a Brewer in 2010, which was followed by the first #CarlosGomezBatFlip of many to come was pretty Gomezian. Related, all of his bat flips could combine for my favorite collective Go-Go moment.
This past season, Gomez homered to score the Brewers only run until the eighth inning, when, trailing 2-1, he drove home the tying run, stole second, and scored the game winning run.
There’s the homer against Houston in April 2012 that he thought was in the park, leading to an all-out sprint to third until he heard the good news.
There’s the incredible catch at Dodgers Stadium in 2011. There’s the catch in Arizona that season that landed him on the DL.