Found August 08, 2013 on NESN.com:
Jonny Gomes isn’t the face of the franchise. He is, however, becoming the face of Boston’s late-inning drama. The Red Sox came from behind yet again Wednesday, defeating the Astros, 7-5, after trailing, 5-2, with two outs in the seventh inning. And yet again, Gomes was at the heart of Boston’s dramatic rally. Gomes, who walked and scored the Red Sox’ first run in the second inning, drilled a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh inning to bring Boston to within a run. Then, he worked a seven-pitch walk in the ninth inning to set the table for Stephen Drew’s game-winning, three-run homer. Gomes’ contributions Wednesday again went beyond the batter’s box, though. He was forced to shift from left field to right field — a position he had played only three times prior in 2013 — before the bottom of the seventh inning because Shane Victorino got ejected for arguing with third base umpire Brian Knight. Gomes responded by recording three putouts before Drew’s big blast, the first of which i...
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