Brewers’ Gomez robs Votto, seals win

Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez says he hasn’t hit
a walk-off homer, but he might have done one better on Monday
night.

He made a walk-off, home-run robbery.

With the Brewers leading the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 with two outs
and a man on first, Gomez timed a leap perfectly to rob Joey Votto
of a home run at the wall to end the game.

Incredulous, Votto walked toward center demanding to see the
ball as Gomez celebrated the catch — Votto certain it had
cleared the fence.

Heck, even Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was convinced it
was as good as gone, stewing on the mound before Gomez had come
down with it.

Watch the whole wild scene unfold.

Afterward, Gomez was giddy, saying ”When you save the game like
that or when you hit a walk-off home run, it’s amazing. I never hit
one, but I steal home run to win the game. It’s something special,
like you can’t wait to get home to see it over and over.”

As for the victim of Monday night’s heist? Votto had no hard
feelings.

”The whole thing is really a random occurrence and it’s what
makes baseball so special,” Votto said. “Carlos has had a fantastic
year this year. Today he didn’t have a good game offensively and he
goes out and makes a game-changing play on the defensive end.

”You know, I did everything I could, and he made a great
play.”

Next week, the two will be National League All-Star teammates on
July 16 at Citi Field (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX). So at least on that
night, Votto won’t mind if Gomez keeps a long drive from leaving
the yard.