Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez has had a rough first half of the season. Through 69 games played, he has hit just .198 with seven home runs and 17 RBI. Yesterday, he went 0-for-3 in the team’s 3-0 loss to the Miami Marlins. After striking out in an at-bat in the second inning, his frustrations boiled over, with the Gatorade cooler taking a beating.
There were a pair of runners on with no outs, which is a big part of the reason for his frustration. The Rays were 0-for-4 in the game with runners in scoring position. Twitter of course had ALL of the jokes.
Unfortunately for Gomez, his teammates also struggled at the plate, striking out nine times in the shutout loss. The batter after Gomez beat up the water cooler, Willy Adames, grounded into a double play to end the inning leaving the runners stranded. They’ll get a chance to get things back on track tomorrow night in the Big Apple when they face the New York Mets.