Things haven’t been going the Brewers’ way of late, but here’s some good news. According to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, All-Star Carlos Gomez is back in the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Marlins.
Gomez hasn’t been in the starting lineup since he sprained his left wrist on a swing last Sunday. The initial timeline called for him to miss over a week, but he recovered quicker than expected and managed to deliver a pinch-hit RBI single yesterday. He’s back in center field and will bat leadoff tonight.
The fading Brewers have lost 11 out of their last 12 games and enter play tonight a half-game behind the Pirates for the second Wild Card spot in the National League, so Gomez’s return is a welcome sight. The 28-year-old is batting .283/.349/.480 with 21 home runs, 66 RBI, and 29 stolen bases over 131 games this season and is one of the best defenders in the game.
ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.
O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”
“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.
O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.
He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.
O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.
He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.