The latter came in the ninth inning of what would eventually be an 8-3 loss to the Rockies on July 26. The game was already more or less decided when Gomez came to the plate to lead off the inning against Manny Corpas, but the ball he hit off the veteran reliever is still a thing of beauty:
That rocket traveled 449 feet and left Gomez's bat going 112.8 mph, meaning it was also the fastest homer hit by a Brewer in 2013. It was only the sixth longest homer hit at Coors Field in 2013, but it was easily the longest by an NL Central opponent: Alfonso Soriano was second on that list with a 428 foot drive when he was still a member of the Cubs.
This was the second of homers on back-to-back days for Gomez, and his only positive contribution in the game. He finished with a 1-for-4 line and three strikeouts.
Brew Crew Blasts is a multi-part series looking at the longest and most notable home runs hit by Brewers in 2013. You can see them all in their special section, or follow the links below to their individual posts:
|10t||July 1||Juan Francisco||428 feet||Post|
|10t||May 14||Jean Segura||428 feet||Post|
|9||September 25||Carlos Gomez||429 feet||Post|
|8||May 31||Jonathan Lucroy||429 feet||Post|
|7||May 15||Rickie Weeks||430 feet||Post|
|6||August 27||Aramis Ramirez||432 feet||Post|
|5||July 5||Juan Francisco||433 feet||Post|
|4||August 15||Khris Davis||434 feet||Post|
|3||June 23||Jonathan Lucroy||436 feet||Post|
|2||July 11||Jonathan Lucroy||445 feet||Post|