Bench-clearing brawl with Gomez starts off Milwaukee win over Atlanta
Carlos Gomez. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A long ball out of the park by Carlos Gomez led to a fight during the Milwaukee Brewers-Atlanta Braves game Wednesday night in Atlanta.
Gomez launched a first-inning home run, and made lots of verbal commentary around the base paths as he headed home.
But between 3rd base and home plate, he and Braves catcher Brian McCann got into it.
As recapped by MLB.com's Adam McCalvy:
Carlos Gomez is absolutely livid. Being restrained by big #Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 25, 2013
No run on the scoreboard yet. Gomez never even came close to touching home before the brawl started.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 25, 2013
Recapping: Gomez HRs in 1st inning. Exchanges words w/ Maholm all the way around bases. McCann confronts him short of home. Fight erupts.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 25, 2013
The home run was allowed. Gomez was ejected after the hit, along with the Braves' Freddie Freeman.
Third-baseman Aramis Ramirez was injured during the brawl, hurting his knee.
As tweeted by former Brewers and current Braves radio voice Jim Powell:
Gomez talked after the game about there being past history between the sides this year.
Gomez: “I did a little bit more, and I apologize for this. ... But if you see the replay [from June], they hit me for no reason."— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 26, 2013
Gomez on McCann's pick: "if I'm the catcher, I do the same thing."— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 26, 2013
In the game, Kyle Lohse pitched a two-hitter to power Milwaukee to a 4-0 win.