"If it happens it happens, but I'm not thinking about it," Gomez said.
Rather, he said he was focused on winning games, which the Brewers did again Thursday, 4-1 over the D-backs. It was Gomez's second game back after missing two starts with a sore left hamstring.
According to the Baseball Almanac, Ted Williams set the Major League record when he reached safely in 84 consecutive games in 1949. When Gomez faced the prospect of pinch-hitting on Monday, he asked Brewers manager Ron Roenicke for that bit of trivia.
When Roenicke answered, Gomez laughed and said, "I'm not going to break that, so use me [off the bench]."
When Roenicke first saw a still-developing Gomez in 2011, did he think he was capable of such consistency?
"You really want me to answer that?" Roenicke said. "No, he wasn't that consistent guy. We had great games from him and then he would get wild with his swinging. He's at a point now where you can see at-bat to at-bat, if he gets a little crazy, the next at-bat you can see he's really concentrating and trying to make sure he gets a good pitch to hit.
"Those streaks -- it's nice to have a hitting streak, but on-base is what counts. He continues to get on base, but obviously we want him to continue driving the ball, too. That's big."
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