Yan Gomes homered for the 100th time in his MLB career last night, and in the process, the 33-year-old catcher, who started this season 0 for 13 in his first four games, extended a six-game hit streak, over which he’s gone 9 for 25 (.360/.385/.600) with a double, triple, and a home run over that stretch.
Talking about Gomes reaching that personal milestone, in what ended up a 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez said he was happy to see his catcher reach the century mark.
“That’s awesome,” Martinez said. “Congratulations to him. He works really hard. I hope tomorrow, in Game 2, he hits his 101st.”
Kurt Suzuki started the first game of today’s doubleheader in D.C., but Gomes gets the nod in Game 2, with debuting rookie Wil Crowe on the mound for the Nationals, who are actually in the road grays in this make-up game for a previously postponed matchup that was set to take place in Miami.
Will Gomes connect for HR No. 101 in his career? Will he extend his hit streak to seven in a row? We’ll find out shortly...