Gomes: 'I was hoping Melvin would let me face the righty'
Let's talk to the hero Johnny Gomes he standing by downstairs Johnny we appreciate you stopping by. -- -- ask you hit a home run -- brought to earlier in the year it was a game -- you did it again tonight. Did you have that at bat in mind going into the bed tonight thinking about what he threw you a couple months ago and what you may throw you in this at -- tonight while the -- and again. And our place and flew out to the warning -- in center field. But fortunately for much for me you know to get numbers that you have off most of hope in that that Bob is when you face the righty. And ironically enough he is in the game series inning guys and good -- good results. Yet and Aaron in home night he started as a lefty on the mound I know we all know kind of the platoon. You face Matt Moore you all for free -- it and they come up against right hander. And we all know if you wanna face everybody but how much does that help you when you face a right -- because you see the ball. Not coming into against the lefty might do it but for the right -- kind of going away from. But in this game long enough you know to you know. Have a -- and approach in Iraq and approach but you know it's anyway candidates just timing. You know I got a real be real patient you know and down night it's too much too aggressive doing -- at bats in the so my first at bat you know the tough -- second at -- with the tough one. You know third one in -- and weren't -- right center. This is timing you know and I've done this role long enough you know to got to get my timing down by about four you know tonight game four that. So you know for me to continue to stand there and stand there in that's -- my timing is. Like I got that down six -- at the timing. You know throughout the game. -- tell us about facing Matt Maurice he's a very good pitcher pitching very well but. You guys did a pretty good job that I get seventies she got the three runs off of tell us about your approach tonight against Matt. Gosh I wish I was Rihanna and you know really get approaching -- got the power pitchers -- young guys like he's -- -- not that big on. Thought left handed 9697. Changeup for a strike all day you know and then put away pitching -- a big curve ball slider. You know I thought we did a good job of staying in the zone you know and that that's real they face him -- you know when you can expand the zone he's doing -- the slider and he -- -- -- elevated past. All. You know guys like that you know you just got to wait him out way to my way to not hope we get in the bullpen and his pitch count up we didn't got a couple years as well the most of -- question. Hello my national ultimately tomorrow we're going to be how proud are you. Your hometown on the team going for the US championship tomorrow. Yeah I'm proud of them you know I mean you know I think what you what you pound the numbers out you know and figure out in such as small town of whom we have three Little League team is not really -- the best of all Petaluma and the odds of where they are right now is pretty amazing. And going against your team Tennessee team that BSN. Over there David Price jump on board back in Tennessee I just found out there and Jimmy did -- a game and given them Booker. -- side that look Gammons net and you know -- hopefully everyone will be tuning in. -- -- -- -- win lose or draw that team over there you know got baseball back in the Bay Area and in a good youth movement that they've done. But Johnny got nervous about the game around -- not talked about the -- you talk about that a little because I know got me down. It's going to be tough to sleep right. That offense are you gonna call they'll have me and say I did it here. You guys go to bottle that thought probably -- -- few good friends not tell you what I've been alt text messages I mean they noted on his web guy goes up Scott and now. So I'm not changing -- You know there's a there's a bandwagon people keep coming to calm calm calm -- emails came in Oakland when they get done you know I don't want to. Ruin their mode you know -- you know make him play the game gave trainer have put too much on the line they're doing great out there. On themselves and you know they're their manager is doing a great job in talking and not -- from his kids. It's pretty special and I'm excited.
Gomes talks about his game-winning home run, his mindset entering the at-bat, and chimes in on the Petaluma Little League squad.