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Gomez's incredible catch robs Covers user of $25,000 prize

Carlos Gomez’s incredible over-the-wall grab not only stole a home run from Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto, giving the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 win Monday, but it also robbed one Covers Community member of $25,000.

Covers user redrum42, who had extended his Streak Survivor run to 20 correct picks, took the Reds (-128) over the Brewers at Miller Park Monday night. One more correct selection would have given redrum42 $25,000 and put him on track for 25 straight wins and the $100,000 grand prize.

Cincinnati was behind 4-3 with two outs in the top of the ninth when Votto launched a 2-2 pitch to deep center field. Gomez tracked the ball to the wall, leaped and pulled the ball back over the fence to seal the win for Milwaukee, handing redrum42 and other Reds backers one of the worst beats we’ve seen this summer.


While losing any bet in that fashion is tough to swallow, redrum42 did put together an incredible run in Streak Survivor, earning $1,000 cash and Covers Gear for his handicapping expertise. And he’s not the only Streak Survivor contestant making a run at the $25,000. Covers user kasnut1 is sitting at 19 correct plays – just two wins away from the $25K.

Start your run to $100,000 with Covers Contests Streak Survivor.

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Posted by nc1capper
1 year ago

Yikes - tuff break
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

The run was epic......hopefully that will pump life into the mlb forum. During the days of forum collaborations runs like that occurred about 3 times last year. But too many ppl started arguing instead of weighing in on matchups. Then new Covers configuration made the top regulars lose interest.
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Posted by heylou54
1 year ago

Well it s a $26,000 swing I know it free bet but a have Swings of $ $4000-5000 before on 3 team parlays but My hats off 2 him 4 picking all those games better than Anyone of the PRO CAPPERS can t get more than 6-7 in A row!! It really puts more pressure on the guy that needs 2 more wins. Every 1 of his plays are posted so get on the streakers You can only lose once when the streak ends but go against it And you lose 17 trying to stop it.Great RUN
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Posted by heylou54
1 year ago

Well it s a $26,000 swing I know it free bet but a have Swings of $ $4000-5000 before on 3 team parlays but My hats off 2 him 4 picking all those games better than Anyone of the PRO CAPPERS can t get more than 6-7 in A row!! It really puts more pressure on the guy that needs 2 more wins. Every 1 of his plays are posted so get on the streakers You can only lose once when the streak ends but go against it And you lose 17 trying to stop it.Great RUN
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Posted by TheBrownMamba
1 year ago

The catch cost me $100, I can only imagine.... smh
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Posted by StevenGA1011
1 year ago

Thought maybe he was gonna hit the Over 7.5 for the win from the headline on main page. Whatta beat, dude probably has a bad hangover today.
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Posted by cr135042
1 year ago

I lost 1900 on that catch
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Posted by cr135042
1 year ago

i lo Win 7/8/13 7:10pm MLB Baseball 903 Atlanta Braves -1 -128* vs Miami Marlins (M Minor - L must Start K Slowey - R must Start) Loss 7/8/13 8:10pm MLB Baseball 905 Cincinnati Reds/Milwaukee Brewers Over 8 -120* (H Bailey - R must Start K Lohse - R must Start) Win 7/8/13 7:05pm MLB Baseball 915 Detroit Tigers -1 -129* vs Cleveland Indians (M Scherzer - R must Start S Kazmir - L must Start) Win 7/8/13 7:10pm MLB Baseball 920 Tampa Bay Rays -1 -108* vs Minnesota Twins st 1900 on that catch i had a 4 teamer and had the over ...
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Posted by DanTos8715
1 year ago

That ball wasn't going out. Not a home run, although still a great play.
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Posted by MrBator
1 year ago

I had a 10-spot on the Brewers +122, and it was my only winner. I would hardly call this "one of the worst beats we've seen this summer." This doesn't even rank in the Top 100 Worst Baseball Beats of the summer.
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Posted by Unstoppable Force
1 year ago

If that was you with the 20 streak it would be!
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Posted by Thesicilian0ne
1 year ago

One of Worst beats of my life
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Posted by Pendo
1 year ago

Way to murder 'em redrum - $1000 beats a kick in the arse Even no catch (= homer) never guaranteed a Win for Cinci visiting Milw, where Homer Bailey's been frustrated, and of course worse after a No-No; on top of that, Lohse is no Loser vs. Cinci.
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Posted by Uhopeilose
1 year ago

Unreal. Almost as bad as losing on that packers Seahawks game last year
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Posted by crushalot22
1 year ago

Nice run Redrum. Give us your thoughts on this incredible run!
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Posted by BeatThaBooks416
1 year ago

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW... Redrum you got a awesome story you can share for a long time.. GREAT RUN
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Posted by joeyclifton
1 year ago

wonder if he hedged for $12,500?
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Posted by OlParsk
1 year ago

I sure hope so
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

WOW....that was the smartest comment here so far. Bottomline a GUARANTEED 12K.....beats the hell out of a PROBABLE ???? 25K....MADMAX CASH ALL THAT
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Posted by smoothd20
1 year ago

I saw that play live on mlb.com and I felt bad for Redrum. Great run Redrum. You will now be part of Streak lore.
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Posted by TexanGambler
1 year ago

Carlos Gomez, thank you for the great catch!!! Sorry, you were not on my side...
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Posted by P_Rips
1 year ago

I feel bad for redrum as well, that ball should have been gone
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Posted by cgite
1 year ago

I feel for redrum. 20 in a row is very rare to come by. But at least he got some winnings. Great run man..................
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Posted by TexanGambler
1 year ago

"Carlos Gomez, thank you for the great catch!!! Sorry, you were not on my side... "