Gomez takes blame for loss: I can't do anything right
Just when Carlos Gomez thought his season couldn't get any worse, Sunday happened.
In the Houston Astros' 10-9 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Gomez misplayed two balls in center field, both of which resulted in runs for Boston. In the second inning, he lost a ball in the sun that dropped for a double, and later called off George Springer on a ball in the gap and let it drop.
"On the second one, I called it and I didn't catch it," Gomez told reporters after the game. "That's it. It's my fault. We lost the game because of me today."
He added there's no excuse for the play, which ultimately led to the Red Sox taking another lead.
"I called it, I'm supposed to catch it," he said. "I called it and I didn't catch it."
This is without a doubt the worst start in Gomez's 10-year career. After ending Sunday's game with a strikeout, he's now batting .182/.238/.248 without a home run or a triple, while striking out 46 times.
Gomez was acquired by the Astros last July along with Mike Fiers from the Milwaukee Brewers as Houston loaded up for a playoff run. In 41 games with the club, he batted .242 with four homers and 14 RBIs.
Since he's not doing it at the plate, or in the field, Gomez feels he's not much use for the Astros right now. The once-arrogant, cocky, and outspoken outfielder who filled the box score with stolen bases and bat flips is retreating to an introverted state he can't seem to shake.
"What can I do? I don't have anything to say," he said. "I've been playing brutal. In everything - defensively, offensively. I'm not playing good. Just take it like a man and continue to work. That's the only thing I can do. It has to turn around.
"If not, (forget) it. I can't do anything."
(Video courtesy: MLB.com)