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Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has been selected as one of three National League finalists to receive a 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award at his position. The winners will be announced on Tuesday at 7 pm CT on ESPN2. Gomez looks to be the first Brewer to win a Gold Glove since 1982. Gomez is joined by Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) and Denard Span (Nationals). The announcement was made this morning via Twitter (@RawlingsSports).
Gomez recorded a career-high 12 assists this season, which trailed only the Mets’ Juan Lagares (14) for the Major League lead among center fielders. He also made five home run-saving catches and did not commit an error over his last 32 games.
Gomez is looking to win the 10th Gold Glove Award in franchise history and become the fifth different player to earn the honor, joining George Scott (first base: 1972-76), Cecil Cooper (first base: 1979-80), Sixto Lezcano (outfield: 1979) and Robin Yount (shortstop: 1982). The Brewers have gone 30 seasons without a Gold Glove Award winner, the longest current streak in the Major Leagues.
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced their postseason award winners as voted by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). A total of eight ballots were cast for each award, assigning five points for first place, three for second and one for third.
Center fielder Carlos Gomez was voted Brewers Most Valuable Player as he received all eight first-place votes (40 points). Shortstop Jean Segura finished second with 18 points.
Gomez, a first-time All-Star selection this season, batted .284 with 24 HR, 73 RBI and 40 stolen bases in 147 games. He was among the National League leaders in triples (T2nd, 10), stolen bases (4th), slugging percentage (7th, .506) and extra-base hits (T8th, 61). Gomez became the first player in franchise history to produce 20+ home runs and 40+ stolen bases in a season. He was the only player in the Major Leagues to accomplish that feat in 2013. The Gold Glove Award candidate also recorded 12 assists in center field, which ranked second in the Major Leagues from that position.
Kyle Lohse was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher as he received all eight first-place votes (40 points). Jim Henderson (24 points), Brandon Kintzler (7) and Yovani Gallardo (1) also received consideration. Lohse, who signed with the Brewers as a free agent on March 25, went 11-10 with a 3.35 ERA in 32 starts during his first season in Milwaukee. He led the team in ERA, innings pitched (198.2) and quality starts (20). He ranked fifth in the National League in fewest walks per nine innings (1.6). Lohse went 10-4 with a 2.91 ERA over his last 22 starts, posting 16 quality starts (139ip, 45er).
Lohse (38 points) was also voted Brewers Top Newcomer, receiving seven first-place votes and one second-place vote. He was followed by second baseman Scooter Gennett (26 points – one first-place vote). Outfielder Khris Davis (7 points) and pitcher Tyler Thornburg (1) were also listed on ballots.
Right fielder Norichika Aoki (34 points) received five first-place votes and three second-place votes to edge pitcher Brandon Kintzler (27 points – three first place-votes, four second-place votes) and earn Brewers Unsung Hero honors. A total of eight players were listed on ballots for this award.
Aoki batted .286 with 8 HR, 37 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 155 games. He ranked among the National League leaders in multi-hit games (T7th, 50) and hits (T10th, 171). He led the team in games, at-bats (597), on-base percentage (.356) and walks (55) while tying Carlos Gomez for the team lead in runs (80). Aoki struck out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances this season, the best ratio in the Major Leagues (16.9).
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy (33 points) earned the Good Guy Award, receiving six first-place votes and one second place vote. The other first-place votes went to center fielder Carlos Gomez, who finished second with 18 points, and shortstop Jean Segura. A total of nine players were listed on ballots for this honor, the most of any award this season.
Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media announced that Carlos Gomez was named the Milwaukee Brewers nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award.
Fans can vote exclusively online at MLB.com and the 30 Club sites. For the fourth straight year, a special panel of Hall of Fame players led by Hank Aaron will join fans in voting for the award, which is officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and has recognized the most outstanding offensive performer in each League since it was established in 1999.
Gomez batted .284 with 27 doubles, 10 triples, 24 home runs, 73 RBI and 40 stolen bases (all career highs) in 147 games. The speedy center fielder was selected to his first All-Star Game and ranked among the National League leaders in triples (T2nd), stolen bases (4th), slugging percentage (7th, .506) and extra-base hits (T8th, 61). Gomez, who was the only player in the Major Leagues this season with 20+ HR and 35+ SB, became the first player in franchise history with 20+ HR and 40+ SB in a season. He led the Brewers in doubles, home runs, extra-base hits, total bases (271) and slugging percentage and tied for the team-lead in runs (80) and triples. In addition, his 12 assists ranked second among Major League center fielders in 2013.
The Hall of Fame panel led by Aaron includes some of the greatest offensive players of all-time –Roberto Alomar, Johnny Bench, Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Eddie Murray and Robin Yount. These Hall of Famers – who combined for 17,629 hits, 8,278 RBI and 1,723 home runs – have all been personally selected by Hank Aaron to lend their expertise to select the best offensive performer in each League.
Through October 10, fans will have the opportunity to select one American League and one National League winner from a list comprising of one finalist per Club. The winners of the 2013 Hank Aaron Award will be announced during the 2013 World Series.
“It is a great honor that Major League Baseball recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each League with an award in my name,” said Hank Aaron. “The game is full of so many talented players today that I am thankful my fellow Hall of Famers and the fans assist in selecting the much deserving winners.”
The finalists for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award are:
|American League||National League|
|Baltimore Orioles||Chris Davis||Arizona Diamondbacks||Paul Goldschmidt|
|Boston Red Sox||David Ortiz||Atlanta Braves||Freddie Freeman|
|Chicago White Sox||Alexei Ramirez||Chicago Cubs||Nate Schierholtz|
|Cleveland Indians||Jason Kipnis||Cincinnati Reds||Jay Bruce|
|Detroit Tigers||Miguel Cabrera||Colorado Rockies||Michael Cuddyer|
|Houston Astros||Jason Castro||Los Angeles Dodgers||Hanley Ramirez|
|Kansas City Royals||Eric Hosmer||Miami Marlins||Giancarlo Stanton|
|LA Angels of Anaheim||Mike Trout||Milwaukee Brewers||Carlos Gomez|
|Minnesota Twins||Joe Mauer||New York Mets||David Wright|
|New York Yankees||Robinson Cano||Philadelphia Phillies||Domonic Brown|
|Oakland Athletics||Josh Donaldson||Pittsburgh Pirates||Andrew McCutchen|
|Seattle Mariners||Kendrys Morales||St. Louis Cardinals||Matt Carpenter|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Evan Longoria||San Diego Padres||Will Venable|
|Texas Rangers||Adrian Beltre||San Francisco Giants||Hunter Pence|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Edwin Encarnacion||Washington Nationals||Jayson Werth|
Past winners of the Hank Aaron Award include: Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey (2012), Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp (2011), Bautista and Joey Votto (2010); Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols (2009); Aramis Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis (2008); Alex Rodriguez and Prince Fielder (2007); Jeter and Ryan Howard (2006); David Ortiz and Andruw Jones (2005); Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds (2004); Rodriguez and Pujols (2003); Rodriguez and Bonds (2001-02); Carlos Delgado and Todd Helton (2000) and Manny Ramirez and Sammy Sosa (1999).
The Hank Aaron Award was introduced in 1999 to honor the 25th Anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record, and, at that time, was the first major award introduced by Major League Baseball in more than 25 years.
-John and Cait
To thank Brewers fans for their support during this year’s #VoteBrewers campaign, today we sat down with All-Star Carlos Gomez the day after his game-winning catch to answer your questions which were submitted across various social media platforms as part of our #AskTheAllStars Twitter Q&A.
Did Carlos answer your question? Too find out, read the transcript/watch his video responses by clicking the image below:
Please note that we had also intended to ask Jean Segura your questions as well, but we weren’t able to get to that today–don’t worry, we’ve saved them all and we’ll make sure we get as many answered as we can prior to you tuning in to catch Jean, Carlos and the rest of baseball’s best in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 16 on FOX!
-John & Cait
Last night, with one on and two out in the top of the ninth and Rodriguez on the mound, the Reds Joey Votto sent K-Rod’s 2-2 offering deep to center field for what looked to be a two-run home run that would give the Reds a 5-4 lead.
But Carlos Gomez had other plans, making an awesome leaping catch, robbing Votto of the homer and recording the final out of the game.
Missed it? Can’t get enough of it? (I know I can’t.)
Take a look below for video/photos/reaction to the “Catch Seen ‘Round the Interwebs”:
First, the play itself (with different calls):
And, a GIF from MLB on SI.com:
How about Carlos watching the play and discussing it on MLB Network?
From MLB via Instagram:
And other reactions via Twitter:
Can you believe THAT? Carlos Gomez single-handedly won the game! Best ending to a game I've seen in some time. WOW!—
Joe Block (@joe_block) July 09, 2013
To thank Brewers fans for their support during this year’s #VoteBrewers campaign, tomorrow afternoon Brewers All-Stars Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez will answer your questions across our social media platforms, a week before they are set to play in the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York.
Here’s how you can participate:
Submit your questions by 10am CT tomorrow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Google Plus using the hashtag #AskTheAllStars. (You can post your questions in the comments field below, too!)
Afterwards, we’ll post a transcript of everything here and across our channels as a recap. Then, make sure you tune in to catch Jean, Carlos and the rest of baseball’s best in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 16 on FOX!
-John & Cait
The day the All-Star Teams are selected is always an exciting day around the ballpark. There is always a buzz knowing at least one player from your team will receive the honor of representing their team in the Midsummer Classic.
Today was no different at Miller Park as two Milwaukee Brewers were named to their very first MLB All-Star Team. Carlos Gomez and Jean Segura will represent the Brewers at Citi Field in New York on July 16 in the MLB All-Star Game. They were named reserves on the National League squad during the selection special on FOX.
Gomez is hitting .319 (7th in NL) with 13 home runs and 41 RBI this season. He also has 18 stolen bases (T5th in NL), 20 doubles and a National League-leading nine triples. He is also third in the National League in both slugging percentage (.572) and extra-base hits (42). He has picked up National League Player of the Week for the week of April 15 – 21 after batting .500 (9-for-18) with five runs, two home runs and three RBI in six games.
Not only have the offensive numbers of Gomez been impressive, but how about his defense?! Last night, he robbed a home run as he scaled the wall. Those plays have been routine for Gomez.
Segura is hitting .322 with 11 home runs and 33 RBI this season. Although he is not considered a rookie, it is Segura’s first full season in the Major Leagues and he was named to his first Opening Day roster out of Spring Training. A key piece in last year’s Zack Greinke trade with Los Angeles of Anaheim, Segura leads the Brewers with 26 stolen bases (2nd in the NL) and is the only player in the Major Leagues this season with ten or more home runs and 25 or more stolen bases.
Segura’s eight triples are tied for second in the National League and his 31 multi-hit games rank fourth in the NL. He also enjoyed two double-digit hitting streaks during the month of June (10g and 12g).
Like Gomez, Segura’s defense has also been impressive all season as he has been very solid at shortstop.
Between the two of them, they have combined for 206 hits this season (Segura 109, tops in the National League, Gomez 97). That ranks second among National League teammates, trailing only Yadier Molina (106) and Matt Carpenter (105) of St. Louis (211).
This is the first time since 2011 that the Brewers had more than one All-Star. Last year was the first year the Brewers were represented with only one player since 2005. This is also the first year since 2006 that the Brewers do not have a starter in the game. Segura is the first Brewers shortstop selected to an All-Star team since J.J. Hardy was selected in 2007.
Make sure to support Gomez and Segura by tuning in to the game on Tuesday, July 16 on FOX. It is always a great event and is a great showcase for the game.
Last week at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport, Carlos Gomez and Jim Henderson took on some unusual jobs as they Traded Places with a crew from Southwest Airlines.
Southwest Airlines invited Henderson and Gomez to surprise some unsuspecting customers as they did everything that Southwest employees do on a daily basis. Marshal in planes, ride a tug, make boarding announcements and take boarding passes–it was all a part of the special event. It was great to see the look on the faces of passengers and airport workers when walking through the terminal with two Brewers players.
Below is a great video recapping the activities from that day courtesy of Southwest Airlines. Henderson and Gomez team up for some great on board, pre-flight announcements which is one of the highlights of the clip. Also, Southwest and the Brewers partnered with Make-A-Wish to make two dreams come true–meeting some players from her favorite team and taking a trip to Orlando.
There are just about two weeks left in the VOTE Brewers campaign. While the last day to vote at Miller Park is Friday, you still have until July 4 to vote online.
The most recent voting returns announced on Sunday had four Brewers among the leaders. Ryan Braun, Jean Segura, Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy are all within striking distance and all in need of Brewers fans help.
Baseball is a game of numbers, so lets talk numbers why these guys should be All-Stars. All four players have some pretty incredible numbers.
- Gomez (12 hr/13 sb) and Segura (10 hr/20sb) are two of seven players in MLB that have double figures in both home runs and stolen bases this season.
- Gomez also is one of six players in MLB that have double figures in home runs, stolen bases and doubles (17).
- Gomez and Segura are on pace to possibly record 20 doubles, 20 triples, 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season. This is something that has only been accomplished seven times in MLB history! Willie Mays in 1957, Jim Bottomley in 1928, Jimmy Rollins in 2007, Jeff Heath in 1941, George Brett in 1979, Curtis Granderson in 2007 and good ole’ Wildfire Schulte in 1911 all have accomplished that feat. This will be exciting to watch in the second half of 2013.
- Segura is the only player in MLB to have 10 hr and 20 stolen bases this season.
- Lucroy has been on a tear over the last few weeks, as he is tied for third in MLB in RBI since 5/31 with 17 and hitting .389 over those previous 15 games with 3 hr. Since the beginning of 2012, only Posey (.919) and Yadier Molina (.885) have a higher OPS than Lucroy (.822) among N.L. catchers.
- While Braun is on the Disabled List, he too has been one of the best hitters in baseball, posting the highest OPS among all MLB outfielders at .963 since the beginning of last season.
- WAR. What is it good for, you ask? It is a pretty popular stat these days that stands for “Wins Above Replacement.” It is used to measure the overall value of a player’s contribution to their team. FanGraphs’ WAR has Gomez leading the National League and second in MLB and Segura ranked ninth in the N.L.
Braun trails the third and final outfield spot by just over 300,000 votes. Gomez is 11th among N.L. outfielders, just over 900,000 votes shy of jumping into the top three. Segura is just over 1.2 million votes behind Troy Tulowitzki and Lucroy is nearly 2 million votes shy of Buster Posey at catcher. Now you might think I’m nuts because of those numbers and the amount of time.
But hang with me and take a look at some simple math here. This blog post will be sent via social media to Brewers Facebook fans and Twitter followers which we can estimate is just over 750,000 possible people. Now, for argument sake, say our Twitter followers also are Facebook fans, so let’s bring that estimate to 500,000 Brewers social media gurus who follow the team. If each of you votes the maximum of 35 times on Brewers.com, that will total 17.5 million votes. Certainly enough to get those four voted in (and the rest of the Brewers!).
Don’t forget to campaign for your favorite Brewers players on social media:
The 2013 MLB All-Star Game will take place at CitiField in New York on Tuesday, July 16. Tune in to the game on FOX.
Brewers fans, show why we are among the best and proudest fans in baseball. Let’s pass the word around and finish strong in the 2013 MLB All-Star voting campaign! Vote Brewers!
“Beyond the Diamond” Initiative Continues Today with S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day presented by The Gordon Flesch Company
The Brewers Beyond the Diamond program continued today with “S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day presented by The Gordon Flesch Company.” Beyond the Diamond is a series of community outreach events that will take place throughout the season from May through August. The program is built around a partnership with Brewers Community Foundation, which features Brewers players, coaches, wives, alumni and team staff working hands-on in the community.
Yovani Gallardo, Carlos Gomez, Alfredo Figaro and Wily Peralta visited the over 600 energetic children at Vieau School to emphasize the importance of education. S.C.O.R.E. is an acronym for School, Community, Opportunities, Role Models and Excellence with an emphasis toward education, interaction and life skills. During the program, players engaged students in a dialogue about the importance of these five S.C.O.R.E. elements. The program helps open communication between the students and their role models. T-shirts and game tickets will be provided, along with a $2,500 donation from Brewers Community Foundation toward academic programs.
Vieau is a bilingual school and the program for the kids was done mostly in Spanish. The event was emceed by the Spanish play-by-play announcer for the Brewers, Andy Olivares of ESPN Deportes Milwaukee. Figaro spoke of the importance of school while growing up in the Dominican Republic, Peralta talked about community, Gomez spoke about taking advantage of opportunities given to the youngsters and Gallardo talked about the role models in his life–his parents and teachers–and compared them to the role models in the lives of students.
Also participating in today’s event was Kurt Konicke of the Gordon Flesch Company, Vieau principal Eduardo Galvan and Dr. Gregory Thornton, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. Special thanks go to Katina Shaw and Cecelia Gore for helping play today’s event and to Scott Paulus for the great photos.
The first event in the “Beyond the Diamond” initiative for the Brewers was a Habitat for Humanity build earlier this month.