MILWAUKEE -- Joey Votto sprinted out to the umpire, screaming "Check his glove, check his glove!"
Like everyone else still at Miller Park, Votto was in utter disbelief at what had just happened. Playing deep with the tying run at first base, Carlos Gomez got to the wall in plenty of time, timed his jump perfectly and leaped high over the wall to rob Votto of a potential go-ahead home run.
As Votto sprinted out toward second base umpire Mike Everitt, Gomez finally flashed the ball, along with a big smile knowing he preserved a dramatic 4-3 victory for the Milwaukee Brewers.
"When I jumped and I felt the ball in my glove, I threw my hands up like, 'I got it!' Then I do the thing that I do all the time," Gomez said. "Votto still was looking at the umpires and I said, 'Here's the ball right here, what do you want?'"
The home run saving catch was Gomez's fourth this season, with Votto joining Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez,...