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Carlos Gomez will appeal his suspension Monday

May 2, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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Carlos Gomez was suspended for three games as part of the Easter brawl with the Pirates, but the Brewers center fielder appealed and has been playing since.

Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Gomez will officially go in front of MLB and appeal the suspension Monday, with a ruling expected to follow shortly after that. So he’ll either have the suspension reduced or it’ll stay at three games, and either way he’ll have to begin serving it next week.

While awaiting his appeal hearing Gomez has played 10 games, hitting .262 with two homers, four doubles, three steals, and an .840 OPS while the Brewers have gone 6-4.

  1. beermakers - May 2, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    It should be reduced.

    If he goes to the appeal with video of the Pirates “pimping out their doubles” that series, because it was as “bad,” if not worse than what Gomez had done.

    Cole barking at him, then the Pirates dugout emptying 20 feet from him. Had more to do starting the brawl than Gomez’s reaction to Cole.

    I understand being suspended, but two games should be the MOST.

    • roundballsquarebox24 - May 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      I don’t know. I really like Gomez. I agree with everything that you said about the “pimping”, and I also believe that Gerrit Cole should have definitely gotten suspended for starting the entire thing. However, the moment that Gomez took off his helmet and swung it at somebody, the issue went beyond whatever nonsense caused the brawl, in my opinion. I was very disappointed to hear that Cole didn’t get any punishment, because I think that he was way out of line and started the entire confrontation. But, Carlos should have never took off his helmet and turn the thing violent.

      • beermakers - May 2, 2014 at 8:33 PM

        He did take off his helmet and swing it, but not until the Pirates team was on the field coming towards him, If he doesn’t feel backed into a corner as such, he doesn’t have that knee jerk reaction.

        Like you said Cole definitely should have got something, but that’s another reason Gomez should get it reduced. How can they come down on Gomez with 3, while the guy who most people would say was at fault for it all, gets nothing.

        I say drop it down to 2.

  2. wilmyers09 - May 2, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    beermakers it shouldn’t be man he deserves that many games

  3. jolink653 - May 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    I don’t think Cole should have gotten anything. How many times do players yell back and forth and the vast majority never throw punches. The situation was being calmed down until Gomez took his helmet off and swung it, thus triggering the rest of the brawl. Gomez had to know to not react to anything Cole said, and three games seems fair

    • beermakers - May 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

      The Pirates team was on the field before Gomez started swinging… how is that being calmed down?

      Cole didn’t have anything to gripe about anyway… was he disappointed he gave a triple instead of a HR?

      Instead of walking back to the mound Cole took a small detour to spout off. Gomez stood up for himself, because he probably doesn’t like getting barked at for absolutely no reason.

  4. southernjags93 - May 2, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Gomez pimped a triple, cole went out of his way to mouth off, Gomez left third base, took off his helment, and mouthed back, then the benches cleared. Not defending cole(he deserves a suspension himself) but Gomez deserves all three games.

    • shaggytoodle - May 2, 2014 at 11:43 PM

      Yeah but no one really gives a crap about “pimping” it out.

      Except apparently Cole, who gets offended when you try to hit one of his pitches as far as you can.

      Marte hits a HR tonight, he was worse than anything I have ever seen Gomez do as far as exiting the batters box bat flip and posing. So in theory he should get beaned tomorrow?

      I find it hypocritical, and Cole should worry about straightening out his team before a different one.

  5. flamethrower101 - May 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Todd Rosiak is now reporting the appeal will actually be heard on Friday May 9th, not Monday as originally reported.

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