The Milwaukee Brewers’ season has gotten off to a dreadful start in 2015 and things may have gotten worse on Wednesday night. After grounding to short in the ninth inning, superstar center fielder Carlos Gomez, left the game with an apparent leg injury. This injury is something that the team simply cannot afford.
The status of Gomez leg is unknown, but it did not look good. Taking his potent bat out of the lineup and his gold glove defense out of the outfield would have a crippling blow to the team. A leg injury to a player with his incredible tools could be very difficult to deal with.
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With players like Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy and a healthy Ryan Braun in the lineup they have three offensive players who have MVP potential. If Gomez is to miss a fair amount of time the Brewers have a more than capable outfielder in Gerrardo Parra, (who is a Gold Glove defender himself). But Parra cannot come close to what Gomez can bring at the plate.
The absence of Gomez would also more than likely mean that Logan Schafer would become the fourth outfielder. While Schafer had a strong spring, he is a lifetime .208 hitter in the major leagues and a player whose career is trending downward.
Anytime that a team loses a star, it is hard to overcome. While the prognosis of his injury is still unknown, the Brewers must have a speedy recover from their two-time all-star if they hope to contend this season. After tonight’s loss the Brewers will enter tomorrow afternoon’s game looking to take the series two to one. Mike Fiers will be on the mound against Cardinals right hander, John Lackey.