Jun 5, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) stretches in the on deck circle against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Milwaukee Brewers win 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers: Carlos Gomez Sits With Sore Hamstring


Milwaukee Brewers All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez has reached base in 30 consecutive games, but that streak was put on hold Monday night as he was held out of the lineup for the series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Manager Ron Roenicke told MLB.com this was more than just a day off for the Gold Glove winner because of a sore hamstring.

“He’s a little sore. It isn’t just the rest. I really had to give him [Monday] off.

“I’m hoping it’s just [Monday].”

Gomez was available off the bench, but was not used in the Brewers’ 9-3 win.

Gomez’s streak of consecutive games reached base is Milwaukee’s longest since Prince Fielder reached in 39 straight games to end the 2007 season and at the start of 2008.

The top 10 streaks in Brewers history for reaching base are (reaching on error excluded):

Gomez, a first-time All-Star last season, is continuing his terrific play in 2014. He is hitting a career-high .313/.379/.547 in 64 games and 286 plate appearances, with 45 runs, 20 doubles, 12 homers, 38 RBI and 11 stolen bases to go with 66 strikeouts.

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