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Win–loss record  11–12
Role  Baseball player
Salary  468,674 USD (2015)
Name  Brandon Gomes
Spouse  Blair Trickey (m. 2011)

Strikeouts  144
Weight  84 kg
Earned run average  4.20
Height  1.8 m
Education  Tulane University

Similar People  Kevin Cash, Dave Martinez, Dane Johnson

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Brandon Gomes (born July 15, 1984) is an American retired professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2011–2015.


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Brandon Gomes

Amateur career

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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.

Professional career

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Gomes was selected by the San Diego Padres in the seventeenth round (537th overall) of the 2007 MLB draft out of Tulane University. Gomes is of Portuguese and Italian heritage.

In December 2010 Gomes was traded to The Tampa Bay Rays along with Adam Russell, Cesar Ramos and Cole Figueroa in exchange for Jason Bartlett and a player to be named later.

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Gomes made his major league debut on May 3, 2011.

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On December 23, 2015, Gomes signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs. He was released on June 4, 2016.

Pitching style

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.

Post-playing career

After his release from the Cubs, he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as Pitching Coordinator of Performance, part of the player development department.


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