Carlos Gomez gives.
His first-inning three-run home run against Colorado carried the Milwaukee Brewers to yet another victory against the Colorado Rockies, this one, 7-4, Saturday at Miller Park.
And Carlos Gomez was nearly taken away.
In the seventh inning, the Brewers' centerfielder collided with rightfielder Ryan Braun during a fly-ball chase. Gomez, who had been kneed in the head the previous night during a steal attempt, left the game with a strained neck.
Cleared by concussion tests on both accounts, Gomez said he might be able to play Sunday when the Brewers go for four in a row against the Rockies in this home stand and seven straight in the last nine days.
"In the moment it's scary," said Gomez. "I felt tingly in my whole body and dizzy. They made the decision to take me out of the game.
"It's nothing serious. Just come tomorrow and see how I feel. I hope tomorrow comes and I can play."
The Brewers also lost their other all-star from last season, shortstop Jean Segura, to a cramp during the game. Segura's injury wasn't thought to be serious, either, said manager Ron Roenicke, who will have a better feel for the condition of both Sunday morning.
"We'll see on that," Roenicke said. "(Sunday) will tell us where he is. Segura, the same thing."
It's been that kind of season for the Brewers, who have avoided catastrophic injuries while putting together one of baseball's most balanced attacks. Against the Rockies, Matt Garza faced the minimum through five innings and hung though through a flurry of bloop hits by Colorado, and then Frankie Rodriguez picked up his 27th save.
Roenicke was most pleased with the performance by Garza, who pitched into the seventh inning. Garza aggressively attacked the Rockies while getting all the support he needed from an offense fueled by Gomez, Braun, who hit a two-run triple, and Jonathan Lucroy, who had another sensational game with three hits and two thrown-out runners.
Carlos Gomez gives.