Gomez was acquired at the 2015 trade deadline in a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. He would go on to hit .242 with four home runs in 41 games with his new team. That team would enter the postseason as a Wild Card, defeat the Yankees in the one-game playoff, but fell to the Royals in the ALDS. Gomez did hit a key home run in the Wild Card victory in New York.
This season, the struggles at the plate have gotten worse, as the two-time All-Star is hitting just .210 with five home runs and 29 RBIs in 85 games. He is in the final season of a three-year, $24 million contract. Gomez has admitted that he has not gotten the job done in Houston, stating "I'm really disappointed in myself."
The energetic centerfielder did have some good years with Milwaukee, where both of his All-Star appearances took place. Those appearance in the midsummer classic occurred in 2013 and 2014, where Gomez hit .284 and drove in 73 runs in each of those seasons.
The Astros have struggled as of late after a red-hot streak to get themselves back into the playoff race. They have fallen to third place in the AL West, and currently sit 3.5 games out in the Wild Card conversation. Gomez was not the entire problem, but one of many factors that have lead to Houston's recent skid.