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Soto pays tribute to Pedro Gomez with picture from 2019 NL Wild Card

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On Sunday, the sport of baseball and the world lost ESPN baseball reporter Pedro Gomez, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 58.

Well-loved and well-respected by many, the internet quickly began to share tributes to Gomez. One came from Nationals outfielder Juan Soto.

Clearly heartbroken by the news, Soto shared a picture of an on-the-field interview he did with Gomez following one of the biggest moments of his career. After delivering a game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2019 Wild Card Game, Soto and his family celebrated Washington's advancement to the Divisional Round.

There to capture the emotions was Gomez.

It was just one of the many major baseball moments Gomez was involved in. Throughout his career, he worked to grow the game internationally with his bilingual storytelling that shared amazing tales of triumph with the world.

Nationals manager Davey Martinez also shared his appreciation for Gomez and condolences to the family in a statement on Monday.

"The untimely passing of Pedro Gomez hit me as it did the rest of the baseball and sports world. I loved seeing and talking to Pedro when he came into town. His energy and enthusiasm for our game was hard to match. I always respected the way he went about his job, his ability to tell the stories of those he covered and his commitment to helping those around him. He was a true professional and a friend to everyone he came across. I want to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Pedro Gomez. He will be missed."