Gomez was thrown out at third base trying to advance from first on a single by Mark Reynolds for the final out of the sixth inning, which prevented Ryan Braun from scoring for Milwaukee in a 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
“I made the decision to go to third because that’s how you make things happen,” Gomez said. “If it happened again, I would go again because that’s how we play the game.”
“I run the bases like I do every time and I think he’s supposed to score,” Gomez said. “If you look at the replay, I think you’ll find some answers to it.”
Home plate umpire Brian O’Nora immediately called off the run and took 40 seconds to review the play, which was upheld.
“A perfect throw,” Redmond said.
At the plate, Gomez continues to be locked in. He had two hits including his fourth double in two games and is 9 for 13 in his last three games.
“He’s still doing a nice job,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “He is going the other way really well.”
Marlins starter Jacob Turner (1-2) was finally able to record a win after 17 starts without one. He pitched 6 1-3 scoreless innings.
“I hope it reaffirms the fact of how good of stuff that he has and that he can pitch and win at this level,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.
Turner’s last win was on July 10, 2013 against Atlanta. He had lost nine consecutive decisions.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jeff Baker drove in the runs for the Marlins, who have won three of four.
Steve Cishek recorded the final four outs for his 10th save in 11 chances.
Brewers starter Wily Peralta (4-4) allowed one run and six hits in six innings.