Gomez was in the starting lineup for the Brewers against the Arizona and went 0 for 2 with a walk. "I feel really good that I'll be able to stay three more years with the Brewers now that they've given me a new opportunity," Gomez said in Spanish after leaving the game. The Brewers are betting $24 million that Carlos Gomez's breakthrough 2012 season was no fluke. "Personally, I feel really good about the steps that I've taken, and I appreciate the opportunity they give me again, and I trust in my ability," Gomez said. Then came 2012, when Gomez celebrated his age 26 season with career highs in batting average , on-base percentage , home runs and stolen bases while playing his typically flashy brand of defense. "He has always had the physical skills, and his recent performance has given us the confidence that he will take the next step in becoming one of the top center fielders in the game," Melvin said.