But he’s having as significant an impact as any star hitter on the Reds division title and postseason hopes.
Most HR Robberies in Season
Last 10 Seasons
Gomez made his second robbery of a potential game-winning homer by a Reds hitter this season in Sunday’s win, snaring one from Jay Bruce in a game the Brewers would win in the bottom of the ninth inning. He also had one against Joey Votto earlier this season.
Baseball Info Solutions has been charting home-run robberies for the past 10 seasons.
Gomez entered Sunday’s game with 31 Defensive Runs Saved. That’s the most by a centerfielder in the major leagues this season and his homer-rob should push him ahead of Franklin Gutierrez’s 2009 season (32 Defensive Runs Saved) for the most Runs Saved by a centerfielder in the 11 seasons for which BIS has been tracking that stat.