Carlos Gomez, a Milwaukee outfielder, smashed a home run off Atlanta pitcher Paul Maholm just 9 pitches into the first inning of the Wednesday night game. Gomez gave his homer a nice long stare before starting his jog around the bases. This upset the Atlanta infield and by the time Gomez rounded third, catcher Brian McCann was 10 feet up the third base line waiting to greet him. McCann’s reaction resulted in both benches emptying. Gomez was awarded the run because McCann was obstructing the baseline. Gomez was ejected from the game along with Freddie Freeman, who appeared to elbow a Brewer in the face, and backup Atlanta catcher Gerald Laird.
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Another normal day after Thanksgiving.
Terrible injury in the Egg Bowl.