|Sep. 29 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Gomez was a struggling outfielder when released by another AL West team just over a month ago. Now he is helping the AL-leading Texas Rangers close in on home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Gomez hit a towering, tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning Wednesday night, giving the Rangers their MLB-best 49th come-from-behind win, 8-5 over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Analysis: The 418-foot homer to left was his 13th this season, the second long three-run homer in as many nights - he had a 444-foot drive on Tuesday. That makes eight homers and 24 RBIs in 31 games since joining the Rangers last month after being released by Houston.
|Sep. 28 9:31 PM PT10:31 PM MT11:31 PM CT12:31 AM ET0:31 ET4:31 GMT12:31 9:31 PM MST11:31 PM EST12:01 AM VEN8:31 UAE11:31 PM CT-Gomez hit a three-run homer in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Brewers.
Analysis: Gomez has seven homers in 30 games for Texas after hitting five in 85 games for the Astros. He has five RBIs through two games of this series with Milwaukee, the team with which he spent 5 1/2 years before being dealt to Houston in July 2015.
|Sep. 27 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Gomez went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs in Monday's loss to the Brewers.
Analysis: After struggling for much of the season, Gomez is batting .378 over his last nine games with Texas.
|Sep. 21 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET12:30 ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST12:00 PM VEN20:30 UAE11:30 AM CT-Gomez doubled among his three hits in Tuesday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: In the midst of a disappointing season, Gomez is starting to heat up, going 10 for 22 with two homers in the last five games. He is 8 for 17 with a pair of homers in his last four games against the Angels, but is just 3 for 18 with six strikeouts against Wednesday's scheduled starter Jered Weaver.
|Sep. 19 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST11:23 AM VEN19:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Gomez has had a disappointing season, but he's given the Rangers a spark recently.
Analysis: Gomez has gone 5 for 13 with two home runs and four RBIs over his last three games.
|Sep. 18 9:57 PM PT10:57 PM MT11:57 PM CT12:57 AM ET0:57 ET4:57 GMT12:57 9:57 PM MST11:57 PM EST12:27 AM VEN8:57 UAE11:57 PM CT-Gomez homered in a second straight game and finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs in Saturday's loss to Oakland.
Analysis: Joining the Rangers has boosted Gomez's power numbers, as he's homered six times in 73 at-bats with the club after hitting five in 295 at-bats with the Astros. In 22 games with Texas, the veteran outfielder also owns a .233 average and 16 RBIs.
|Aug. 31 5:12 PM PT6:12 PM MT7:12 PM CT8:12 PM ET20:12 ET0:12 GMT8:12 5:12 PM MST7:12 PM EST7:42 PM VEN4:12 UAE (+1)7:12 PM CT-Gomez hit a grand slam Wednesday.
Analysis: Gomez has three hits in the last two games since ending an 0-for-18 skid following a homer in his first at-bat for Texas on Aug. 25.
|Aug. 30 7:40 AM PT8:40 AM MT9:40 AM CT10:40 AM ET10:40 ET14:40 GMT22:40 7:40 AM MST9:40 AM EST10:10 AM VEN18:40 UAE9:40 AM CT-Gomez struck out three times Monday.
Analysis: He is 0 for 18 with 10 strikeouts since homering in his first at-bat for Texas.
|Aug. 25 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Gomez made quite a first impression on the Rangers, hitting a three-run homer in his first at-bat with the team in Thursday's victory over Cleveland.
Analysis: The Rangers called up the former All-Star from the minors prior to the game, less than a week after signing him to a minor league deal. Though Gomez struggled badly before being released by the Astros earlier this month, he's a .282 hitter with three homers in 71 career at-bats at Globe Life Park and has a chance at regular playing time in left field.
|Aug. 20 4:02 PM PT5:02 PM MT6:02 PM CT7:02 PM ET19:02 ET23:02 GMT7:02 4:02 PM MST6:02 PM EST6:32 PM VEN3:02 UAE (+1)6:02 PM CT-The Rangers signed Gomez to a minor league contract Saturday and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
Analysis: General manager Jon Daniels said Gomez, who was released by the Astros on Friday, will be in the lineup Sunday for the Round Rock Express. Daniels said the Rangers hope to get the two-time All-Star on the major league roster "sooner (rather) than later." Gomez hit .210 with five home runs and 29 RBIs in 85 games with Houston.
|Aug. 10 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-The Astros designated Gomez for assignment Wednesday.
Analysis: The two-time All-Star is batting just .210 in 85 games this season, striking out 100 times while hitting five homers and driving in 29 runs.
|Aug. 9 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET23:46 ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST11:16 PM VEN7:46 UAE (+1)10:46 PM CT-Gomez was not in the starting lineup Tuesday after he committed an error in Monday's loss and another defensive misplay later in the same inning while also going 0 for 3.
Analysis: Gomez is batting .152 (10 for 66) with six RBIs in his last 21 games.
|Aug. 5 1:06 PM PT2:06 PM MT3:06 PM CT4:06 PM ET16:06 ET20:06 GMT4:06 1:06 PM MST3:06 PM EST3:36 PM VEN0:06 UAE (+1)3:06 PM CT-Gomez (right hamstring strain) was 0 for 2 with two strikeouts as the designated hitter Thursday after not playing in five of the last six games.
Analysis: The Astros begin a series with the Rangers on Friday, and Gomez is batting .130 with 10 strikeouts in seven games against Texas this season. He is 0 for 2 against left-hander Martin Perez, the scheduled starter for the opener, and is 2 for 25 with nine strikeouts in his last 10 games against southpaws.
|Aug. 3 9:45 AM PT10:45 AM MT11:45 AM CT12:45 PM ET12:45 ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST12:15 PM VEN20:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-Gomez (hamstring strain) returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing four games, going 1 for 4 as he doubled and scored the Astros' only run in a loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Gomez has hit safely in his last five games but is batting just .217 for the season.
|Aug. 2 8:04 AM PT9:04 AM MT10:04 AM CT11:04 AM ET11:04 ET15:04 GMT23:04 8:04 AM MST10:04 AM EST10:34 AM VEN19:04 UAE10:04 AM CT-Gomez (right hamstring strain) was held out of the starting lineup in Monday's 14-inning win over the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Gomez, who is considered day-to-day, is 7 for 13 with a homer lifetime against R.A. Dickey, Toronto's scheduled starter for Tuesday.
|July 28 11:46 AM PT12:46 PM MT1:46 PM CT2:46 PM ET14:46 ET18:46 GMT2:46 11:46 AM MST1:46 PM EST2:16 PM VEN22:46 UAE1:46 PM CT-Gomez exited Wednesday's win against the Yankees after two innings with a strained right hamstring.
Analysis: Gomez sustained the injury while stealing second base after he singled in his only at-bat. He's considered day to day for now, but is expected to miss the entire weekend series with Detroit. Gomez has had a highly disappointing season, hitting just .216 with five homers and 29 RBIs in 79 games.
|July 27 7:19 AM PT8:19 AM MT9:19 AM CT10:19 AM ET10:19 ET14:19 GMT22:19 7:19 AM MST9:19 AM EST9:49 AM VEN18:19 UAE9:19 AM CT-Gomez went 2 for 4 on Tuesday.
Analysis: He's gone 4 for 11 in his last three games following a 4-for-41 funk in his previous 11 contests.
|July 17 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET20:36 ET0:36 GMT8:36 5:36 PM MST7:36 PM EST8:06 PM VEN4:36 UAE (+1)7:36 PM CT-Slumping Gomez delivered the big blow with his second career grand slam in Houston's 8-1 win at Seattle on Sunday.
Analysis: The slam was one of Gomez's only two hits in 26 at-bats over the last seven games.
|July 7 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Gomez had three RBIs and finished a home run shy of the cycle to help the Astros sweep the Seattle Mariners with a 9-8 victory Wednesday night.
Analysis: Gomez is hitting only .227 this season, but he's hitting .324 over the last 20 games as the Astros have gone 16-4.
|July 1 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET23:33 ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST11:03 PM VEN7:33 UAE (+1)10:33 PM CT-Gomez hit a two-run homer Friday.
Analysis: Gomez is starting to heat up. He's batting .351 with 11 RBIs in his last 15 games.
|June 29 10:47 PM PT11:47 PM MT12:47 AM CT1:47 AM ET1:47 ET5:47 GMT13:47 10:47 PM MST12:47 AM EST1:17 AM VEN9:47 UAE12:47 AM CT-Gomez contributed two hits and an RBI to Tuesday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: Gomez appears to have bounced back from an awful first two months of the season, as he's hitting .367 over his last 13 games.
|June 21 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Gomez went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: Gomez has come to life following a dreadful start to the season, clubbing all three of his home runs since June 5 and now batting .480 during a six-game hitting streak.
|June 18 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET0:28 ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST11:58 PM VEN8:28 UAE11:28 PM CT-Gomez had three hits Friday.
Analysis: He is 7 for 12 with three RBIs in three games.
|June 15 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET10:38 ET14:38 GMT22:38 7:38 AM MST9:38 AM EST10:08 AM VEN18:38 UAE9:38 AM CT-Gomez continued his attempt to return to fantasy relevance Tuesday, going 2 for 4 with three runs scored and a stolen base in a 5-2 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Gomez is still batting just .189 but has three homers in his last eight games after having none through his first 37.
|June 7 8:44 PM PT9:44 PM MT10:44 PM CT11:44 PM ET23:44 ET3:44 GMT11:44 8:44 PM MST10:44 PM EST11:14 PM VEN7:44 UAE (+1)10:44 PM CT-Gomez hit a two-run homer Tuesday.
Analysis: Gomez is batting just .190 with two homers in 40 games and has been a fantasy bust thus far in 2016.
|Apr. 28 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Gomez returned from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
Analysis: Gomez missed 13 games with a bruised ribcage. The veteran outfielder has been off to a horrendous start, hitting just .185 with no home runs and 48 strikeouts in 124 at-bats.
|Apr. 8 4:34 PM PT5:34 PM MT6:34 PM CT7:34 PM ET19:34 ET23:34 GMT7:34 4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST7:04 PM VEN3:34 UAE (+1)6:34 PM CT-Gomez says he'd like to retire as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, the team that traded him to the Astros last summer.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Gomez returned to Miller Park on Friday for the first time since the deal with Houston, which is in town for a three-game interleague series against Milwaukee. Gomez spent more than five seasons with the Brewers. He said the Milwaukee organization stuck with him when he struggled earlier in his career and helped him become the player that he is now.
|Apr. 8 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET1:05 ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST12:35 AM VEN9:05 UAE12:05 AM CT-Gomez was 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Gomez started 0 for 8 so this was a positive step for the kid.