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.