The Brewers center fielder made one of the plays of the year, especially when you consider the circumstance. With Milwaukee clinging to a one-run lead with a runner on and two outs in the ninth inning, feared slugger Joey Votto stepped to the plate. Votto got a pitch he could drive from Francisco Rodriguez and drive it he did. The Reds first baseman appeared to have struck it well enough for a go-ahead home run.
He did hit it well enough to give the Reds the lead, but that didn’t matter. Gomez raced back to the center-field fence and timed his leap just perfectly, as he skied to rob Votto of what would have been the go-ahead blast.
The catch ended the game — a walk-off catch if you will — and gave the last-place Brewers a rare win.