Carlos Gomez: No. I don't think about hitting streaks. I didn't know I had 12 games straight until you told me. I'm just focused on my team.
Inside Pitch: What have you worked on so far this season and before that in Big League Spring Training?
Gomez: I worked a lot with my mind just to stay focused on the game and play like a professional.
Inside Pitch: Was there anything you worked on from a hitting or individual standpoint?
Gomez: I went to Spring Training and got a lot of work in with a lot of professional guys like Bergeron, Jose Reyes and Moises Alou. Moises taught me about playing defense and hitting. I learned a lot there.
Inside Pitch: What about your body? According to all of the media guides, you've gained about 20-30 pounds since last season.
Gomez: Last year, I weighed 185 pounds and now I'm up to 205. I think I feel good and I'm feeling more comfortable. I feel like I'm running better now and that I have more pop.
Inside Pitch: A year ago, you got off to a slow start at Binghamton. How important is it to have such a strong start here in Triple-A?
Gomez: It's important. In Spring Training, I learned a lot and now I'm just carrying it over.
Inside Pitch: Have you enjoyed hitting third thus far?
Gomez: Yeah, I feel comfortable. I feel like a professional and I have confidence.
Inside Pitch: Have you and Lastings Milledge gotten together any on game strategy since he arrived in New Orleans?
Gomez: Yeah, I talk a lot with Lastings about when to steal bases and things like that. I like playing with him.