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Gomez goes off, Brewers beat Braves

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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez (courtesy of Flickr).
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez (courtesy of Flickr).

Carlos Gomez waited two months for this.  Back on June 23, Atlanta Braves pitcher Paul Maholm hit the Brewers centerfielder with a pitch at Miller Park.  Wednesday night, Maholm was the starter at Turner Field and in the first inning, Gomez came up to the plate with payback on his mind.  He viciously swung and missed at the first pitch but on the second, he tagged over the left field wall for his club leading 23rd homer of the season.  Gomez watched it go and then demonstrably rounded the bases, trashing talking toward Maholm and every player on the infield.  When he rounded third, Braves catcher Brian McCann was waiting for him, mask propped on top of his head.  McCann wouldn't let Gomez get to home plate and they went nose to nose at each other.  The benches quickly spilled on to the field and while no punches were thrown, it took several minutes to untangle the teams and calm things down.  Gomez never did touch home but the home run counted.  He was thrown out as were Freddie Freeman and Gerald Laird from the Braves.   The Brewers went on to beat the Braves 4-0 behind a masterful effort from Kyle Lohse.  In his final start of his first season with Milwaukee, Lohse delivered a complete game, two hit shutout to improve to 11-10.  The Brewers took two of three from the NL East champs and they now move on to New York to close out the season with a four game series against the Mets.  Pre-Game coverage for Thursday night's opener is at 5:35 PM on WTAQ.

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