Gomez's game-saving catch ends Brewers win over Reds
Carlos Gomez's game-saving catch against the Cincinnati Reds. | Photo/Video: YouTube Video by YouTube | Photo: YouTubevideo
MILWAUKEE - The ball exploded off of Joey Votto's MVP bat. It was headed to the deepest part of Miller Park, and to a 5-4 Cincinnati Reds lead in the ninth inning.
Watch the video of the game-saving catch below
That is, until Carlos Gomez reached above the center field wall and made the game-clinching catch of the night, and perhaps the best defensive play of the season for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Gomez's highlight-film snag of Votto's 400-foot center field bomb climaxed a 4-3 Brewers win over the Reds at Miller Park Monday night.
It was a play you know an all-star can make, but at the time the Brewers most needed it.
After the candidate for catch of the season, Gomez knelt in prayer. Votto knelt in disbelief. The pitcher who delivered the pitch, Francisco Rodriguez, had a shocked look that reflected all of Brewers nation.
Until Gomez gave him the ball he caught to save the game.
Jonathan Lucroy homered for the third consecutive game for last-place Milwaukee, which had dropped three of four.
Jean Segura had three hits off Homer Bailey in the right-hander's first start since his second career no-hitter.
Kyle Lohse (5-6) pitched into the seventh inning for his fourth consecutive winning decision.
Bob Uecker and Joe Block will have the call of game two of the series on your radio at 6:35 p.m. on 620WTMJ.