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Go-Go Gomez Hits Two Homers On Memorial Day


GOMEZ AT AS TWIN
When I first introduced my wife Emma to baseball and the Minnesota Twins, she decided her favorite player was Carlos "Go-Go" Gomez. The first game we went to was against the Red Sox and we sat in the centerfield bleachers. Gomez was still learning the game, made a lot of mistakes but he was lightning fast. Although she eventually grew fond of Joe Nathan when Gomez was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, I think she still roots for him, although she often forgets where he now plays.

No longer platooning with Nyjer Morgan, the former Twin/ current Brewer is hitting .331 with 10 homers and 25 RBIs. Gomez leads the Brewers in dingers (one more now than all-star Ryan Braun) and in slugging percentage. Also, he's scored 28 runs, has 13 doubles and three triples in 48 games/175 at-bats. His walk to strikeout ratio isn't very good at nine walks and 42 K's but his on-base percentage is .376. Nice to see someone had some patience for him. BTW Nyjer Morgan is now playing in Japan.



GOMEZ AS A BREWER
Let's see, who did Billy Smith traded Gomez for again? Oh yeah, J.J. Hardy - who was traded to Baltimore soon after we got him along with Brendan Harris and a half million dollars for Jim "Hong Kong Phooey" Hoey and Brett Jacobson. Hoey (the "heir-apparent" to Joe Nathan) didn't pan out and was claimed off waivers by Toronto but is currently (and ironically) in the Brewers' farm system. Jacobson was released by the Twins after posting a 7.50 ERA in Double-A and signed by the Rockies where he's sucked even worst.


  

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