Updates from Monday, Sept. 8
The Brewers confirmed Carlos Gomez's return to the lineup for Monday's game:
Updates from Sunday, Sept. 7
The Brewers confirmed Carlos Gomez's status for today's game:
Updates from Saturday, Sept. 6
Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides an update on Carlos Gomez's status:
#Brewers CF Carlos Gomez took BP on the field today and there are still hopes he'll return to action sooner than later.— Tom (@Haudricourt) September 6, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Sept. 4
For me, I'm going to have to be 100 percent to go," Gomez said.
"I have to be careful, because if I complicate it, it can take like four to six months [to recover]," Gomez said. "You don't want more. So you just be smart and do anything I'm supposed to with my trainer to help the pain.
And I don't help my team in either way, so I have to make sure. It's better to last a couple extra days and come back, especially with those series that we have -- St. Louis and Pirates is really important.
The Milwaukee Brewers received some bad news on Sunday when star outfielder Carlos Gomez left the team's contest against the San Francisco Giants with an apparent wrist injury, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unfortunately, the situation worsened on Tuesday.
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweeted the discouraging update:
Not so great news for #Brewers. CF Carlos Gomez has brace on sprained wrist and expected to miss at least a week if not more.— Tom (@Haudricourt) September 2, 2014
Rosiak spoke to Gomez after the game, and the outfielder described how he's feeling:
When I do my follow-through normal, I always let go with one hand. And I got stuck and I felt a pop. When I felt it pop, it was a shooting pain. I had x-rays, which were negative, so it might be a nerve kind of twisted.
Today, we don't think it's something bad. Right now, it's sore, but it's been sore the last couple days. I've been worse than that in the past. It's just on that swing, I hear the pop. I froze from the pop.
We now know that pop he heard was that of a sprained wrist and nothing more serious.
With Gomez missing at least a week going forward, the Brewers' race with the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals becomes increasingly difficult. As of Tuesday, Milwaukee is just one game behind the Cardinals; however, the team is in the midst of a six-game losing streak, while St. Louis is trending in the opposite direction on the heels of three consecutive wins.
Breaking that trend without Gomez's .282 batting average in the fold won't be easy, and with a four-game series against St. Louis beginning on Thursday, this injury could have serious implications for the Brewers as the season winds down.
Milwaukee will need Gerardo Parra to step up in a big way during Gomez's absence. Parra is batting .265 with 13 hits, two doubles, one triple, two home runs and eight RBI in 24 appearances with the Brewers since they acquired him from the Arizona Diamondbacks at the July 31 trade deadline.