I’m not sure where this came from, exactly (UPDATE: I’m told it’s in this week’s Sports Illustrated), but reader @wiscoinferno shot it to me. And it makes me love Carlos Gomez even more than I did before, if that’s possible:
I’m picturing Gomez walking around with a monocle. Heck, he should go to bat wearing one. He doesn’t respect the game, I’m told, so maybe that’d class it up.
Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.