That was the situation Tuesday night at Wrigley Field when D-backs catcher Tuffy Gosewisch hit the first homer of his big league career.
"It was a great feeling, but I still wasn't as happy as I would have been if we had been winning," Gosewisch said. "We had just given up a four-spot before it, so I didn't really celebrate it much after it happened."
Gosewisch spent nine years climbing the Minor League ladder to get to the big leagues and, despite their frustration over the loss, his teammates were happy for him and that night's losing pitcher Brandon McCarthy even gave him a shout out on Twitter.
"At the end of the day, everyone congratulated me and said how awesome it was," Gosewisch said. "It was fun, you know, it was a great place to do it."
Gosewisch got the ball from the homer, but said he is not sure exactly what he will do with it yet.
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