Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez knew he was going to score game-winning run
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MILWAUKEE- Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez had a hit in the 10th inning and scored the game-winning run to push the Brewers into the NLCS. He talked after the game.
Q. When T. Plush got that hit, was that the hardest you ever ran?
CARLOS GOMEZ: I don't think so. As soon I get to second base, and the only thing I got on my mind, if he hit one on the ground or to the outfield, I thought just scoring on my run, nobody going to stop me. And I put my head down and definitely I'm going to score the run.
Q. Saw how pumped you were on getting the base hit to get there. Kind of came in as a defensive replacement. Everybody plays a part. And everybody plays a role. And tonight your role was to play only a couple of innings, but you come up big.
CARLOS GOMEZ: Basically, I'm prepared, always I come, before I come here like I'm going to start the game. Because it's not how you start, it's how you finish.
And like you say, I come as replacement. And I got an opportunity to get one at-bat. And I tried to get on base. I tried to drive the ball and get on base. And these guys more comfortable to steal bases, and definitely I steal. And I know Nyj [Morgan] in those kind of moments, that person he'd be like so big. And he'd be more concentrated. And I know and I feel that and I had that feeling before and I know he going to drive me in.
Q. You've taken a part-time role here and really done well with it, how does that work for you?
CARLOS GOMEZ: I'm the kind of guy, like, I like to win, I love winning, I don't like loss. I don't feel comfortable with myself, because I got an opportunity to play every day, and I started the season really struggling. Nyj did a really good job against righties and have some time to play and he keep playing, and I play against lefty. And I take it that way and come here every day today like I going to start a game.
I do a great job, if I get a lefty, and Nyj do it against righty. And that's my job. And that make the team stronger. And I don't want to be only play for the lefty in my career, because right now I'm 25 years old. I want to have the opportunity to be an everyday centerfielder. When that come, right now that's the job I have and I have to keep it like that.