Gomes with the Tampa Bay Rays
July 15, 1984 |
Fall River, Massachusetts
|May 3, 2011, for the Tampa Bay Rays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 2015, for the Tampa Bay Rays|
|Earned run average||4.20|
Born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, Gomes attended Durfee High School. At Durfee, Gomes pitched and also played shortstop, hitting .425 with 14 home runs and 83 RBIs while also compiling a record of 19-5 with a 1.66 ERA and 287 strikeouts. Gomes, who was also a member of the National Honor Society, was Massachusetts High School Gatorade Player of the Year and also won All-State honors twice. After high school, Gomes attended Tulane University. After having a successful freshman season, Gomes had Tommy John surgery during his sophomore year, receiving a medical redshirt. As a redshirt sophomore, Gomes continued to work out of both the bullpen and starting rotation, but later became a full-time starter as a junior. As a senior, Gomes improved, going 7-6 with a 3.92 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 96.1 innings. In 2003 and 2006, Gomes played for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League, going 2-2 with a 3.62 ERA for the team in 2006.
Gomes made his major league debut on May 3, 2011.
On December 23, 2015, Gomes signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs. He was released on June 4, 2016.
Gomes has three pitches: a four-seam fastball (90-92 mph), a curveball (78-82), and a splitter (81-86). The curveball is his off-speed pitch of choice to right-handed hitters, while left-handed hitters face the splitter.
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