Carlos Gomez suspended one game

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He'll apparently sit out tonight's contest against the Mets.

Carlos Gomez has been suspended for one game for his actions in last night's brawl with the Bravesaccording to Tom Haudricourt on Twitter. The Brewers have removed him from tonight's lineup, so it appears he'll serve the suspension immediately.

Gomez, of course, was involved in an ugly incident with Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm, first baseman Freddie Freeman, catcher Brian McCann, catcher Gerald Laird, outfielder Reed Johnson and his human shield Terry Pendleton after homering in the first inning last night. Gomez has since apologized for his actions on Twitter but, as expected, will still face discipline.

As of this writing I haven't heard if any of the Braves involved will receive any kind of discipline. You'd think Brian McCann, who caused the benches to clear by blocking Gomez's path to home plate and/or Reed Johnson, who came flying off the bench to throw wild punches in the melee, would also merit some attention here.

UPDATE: Johnson has been suspended for a game, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

This is a suspension Gomez might appeal under normal circumstances, but because it's the last week of the season an appeal could lead to him missing actual meaningful games in 2014. Instead, he'll join the litany of injured Brewers on the bench tonight.

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