Number 3 moment
Carlos Gomez continues to be the best leadoff hitter in the American League during the month of September.
With Shin-Soo Choo possibly coming back soon, Carlos Gomez is looking like he is not ready to give up that lead off spot in the lineup. This moment is really a 2 moment event but they were so identical that they have to be featured as one.
Just one day after the Texas Rangers lost the lead in the A.L. to the surging Boston Redsox, Carlos Gomez decided that he was not okay with that. Starting pitcher A.J. Griffin had a rough outing only making it through 4.1 innings while giving up 7 hits and allowing 4 runs to score.
The Rangers, down 3-0, needed some offense and Gomez offered that with a 3 shot homer to the uperdeck in left field. This swing started a rally that ended with another come from behind win for the Rangers.
Fast forward just one more game to a game Cole Hamels excited in the 7th inning down 5-4. The Rangers would add one run to start the 8th inning to tied the game and then Carlos Gomez approached the plate. He approached it with 2 runners on and I yelled at my screen, “do it again!” He must have heard me as he deleted another 3 run homer into left field that gave the Rangers a 3 run lead and eventually another win!