MILWAUKEE (AP) The Brewers' new leadoff hitter can aggravate pitchers by slugging homers or stealing bases. Carlos Gomez is flustering foes, and his energetic approach has helped Milwaukee jump out to the best record in baseball.
Kind of reminds Padres manager Bud Black of another lethal leadoff hitter.
"I think when you have that type of talent ... it's reminiscent of one of the best leadoff hitters of all time. I'm not comparing him to Rickey Henderson because Rickey did it over a long period of time," Black said this week while San Diego visited Milwaukee for a three-game series.