Carlos Gómez#30, CF, Houston
- December 4, 1985
- Birth Place:
- Santiago, Dominican Republic
- Undrafted Signed by the New York Mets
— Player Notes
Advice: He did not, however, specify when during the playoffs Gomez might be available, so the declaration doesn't mean a whole lot. Gomez has made just one start since suffering a strained intercostal muscle three weeks ago. Colby Rasmus is handling center field again Sunday.
More: Evan Drellich on TwitterSun, Oct 4 Rotoworld
Advice: He hasn't been in the lineup since Wednesday. Colby Rasmus will fill in at center field and bat cleanup. The Astros enter tonight's action with a half-game advantage over the Angels for the second Wild Card spot.
More: Evan Drellich on TwitterSat, Oct 3 Rotoworld
Advice: He returned to the lineup on Wednesday, but felt some lingering soreness after his final throw against the Mariners. Expect him to return to his regular post in the outfield at some point before the end of the weekend.
More: Brian Smith on TwitterFri, Oct 2 Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez has appeared in two games in recent days but hasn't swung a bat in a game since September 12. The outfielder, who is batting .253/.313/.408 on the year, is hitting sixth and playing center field against the Mariners.
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Advice: That's assuming he feels fine when he gets to the ballpark and gets through batting practice with no issues. Gomez has been used as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement recently but hasn't started a game since September 12 due to a strained intercostal muscle.Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez has come off the bench in each of the past two games and continues to take batting practice, but he's not 100 percent yet and has concerns about returning too soon. "I feel like if I swing it’s going to get worse," said Gomez. "Take the time and do the right thing." Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday that Gomez’s injury typically takes 45-50 days to heal, but the team is trying to ramp things up given where they are in the season. His swing has been toned down to compensate for the injury, so it's hard to count on much from him even if he manages to return.
More: Houston ChronicleTue, Sep 29 Rotoworld
Advice: Hinch noted that the only reason the club is pushing Gomez is because they're in a playoff race. The Astros downplayed Gomez's ailment somewhat when it first occurred, referring to it as a "mild" strain, but it's clear at this point that was optimistic thinking. Gomez hasn't started a game in two weeks but did take batting practice Monday.Rotoworld
Advice: It's the first time he's done so since suffering a strained intercostal muscle two weeks ago. Gomez was able to serve as a pinch-runner Sunday, but he could possibly be cleared to return to the lineup if Monday's hitting session goes well. The outfielder is batting .234/.282/.379 with four homers and 13 RBI since joining the Astros.Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez still isn't able to swing a bat, but still help the team with his speed and defensive prowess. He has been a major disappointment since coming over to the Astros, slashing .234/.282/.379 with four homers and 13 RBI in 145 at-bats.Sun, Sep 27 Rotoworld
Advice: He could also be available to play defense soon, but Gomez isn't swinging the bat with much intensity yet and, thus, isn't ready to return to the lineup. Colby Rasmus is in center field Friday, with Preston Tucker handling left.Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. NY Yankees
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|Away (this year)||61||234||35||65||18||0||6||33||13||51||12||4||.278||.329||.432||.761|
|Night (this year)||77||297||42||74||18||1||9||41||23||69||8||7||.249||.313||.407||.720|
|Last game vs. NYY||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||0||.333||.500||.333||.833|
|Career vs. Masahiro Tanaka||2||2||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||1.000||1.000||1.500||2.500|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Sep 30||@Sea||W 7-6||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||.242||.288||.383||.670|
|Sep 28||@Sea||W 3-2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.234||.282||.379||.661|
|Sep 27||Tex||W 4-2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.234||.282||.379||.661|
|Sep 13||@LAA||W 5-3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.234||.282||.379||.661|
|Sep 12||@LAA||L 2-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.234||.282||.379||.661|
|Sep 11||@LAA||L 2-3||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||.239||.283||.387||.670|
|Sep 9||@Oak||W 11-5||4||2||2||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||.239||.284||.370||.653|
|Sep 8||@Oak||L 0-4||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.231||.273||.336||.609|
|Sep 7||@Oak||L 9-10||5||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||.231||.273||.331||.604|
|Sep 6||Min||W 8-5||3||2||2||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.224||.269||.320||.589|