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Jonny Gomes just took Red Sox Nation from pissed to jubilation in about 3.5 seconds. Maybe it was supposed to happen. But it shouldn’t have happened.
Felix Doubront was masterful. He threw 93 pitches in eight shutout innings against the Rays at Fenway Park. There aren’t many pitches who can claim that. He retired the last 17-in-a-row that he faced. It was his best outing of his career, bar none.
But John Farrell chose to go to his “closer” Andrew Bailey in the ninth. On his second pitch, he gave up a game-tying home run to Kelly Johnson. 1-1. Doubront went from sure winner to extremely hard luck no-decision.
I’d be pissed. I’d still be in my manager’s office and security might have to throw me out, if I were Doubront. I threw 93 pitches in eight innings, had a shutout going and pitched the game of my life, and YOU pulled me for a closer that is an inconsistent as they come? Two saves in his last four opportunities, five earned runs in four innin...
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The Red Sox had an off day Monday, but manager John Farrell was still dishing out some coaching expertise.
Farrell joined Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly, Boston College football coach Steve Addazio and Connecticut Sun coach Anne Donovan to discuss coaching and leadership at the second annual Coffee With the Coaches event at Fenway Park.
The event raised more than $95,000 for...
Jonny Gomes was all kinds of fired up after his walk-off home run against the Rays. Why wouldn’t he be?
Gomes saved the Red Sox from spoiling Felix Doubront‘s stellar outing and rescued Andrew Bailey with his two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth. As he rounded third, the outfielder was so psyched, he took off his helmet and punted it into the air in celebration. After the...
Andrew Bailey is the Red Sox’ closer.
Bailey, who blew another save opportunity in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, is in the midst of a rough patch. Manager John Farrell made it clear, however, that the closer’s job still belongs to Bailey, and that it’s simply a matter of the right-hander figuring some things out on the mound.
“Andrew Bailey is our closer, and...
Andrew Bailey owes Jonny Gomes a steak dinner. Or something.
After Bailey blew yet another save to fire up the closer controversy machine for another go, Gomes sent the fans hope happy after all with a two-run walk-off home run. The blast over the Monster capped off a doubleheader sweep for the Sox, who outlasted the Rays in Game 1 and outpitched them in Game 2.
Felix Doubront had...
It was a long day that included 18 innings of baseball for the Red Sox. However, when Jonny Gomes launched one over the Green Monster to give Boston its second win of the day, no one remembered how tired were.
After the game, the Red Sox posted the below picture to Instagram, and it’s pretty amazing. The image captures the Red Sox bench watching Gomes’ home run clear the fence...
Gomes watches his walk-off Tuesday night (Jared Wickerham photo)
Going, going, GOMES!
After reputed closer Andrew Bailey squelched a stellar start by Felix Doubront by giving up a game-tying run in the top of the ninth, Jonny Gomes all but hoisted Bailey on his back and carried him around the bases when he launched a shot in the bottom...
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)About 10 hours after baseball began at Fenway, Jonny Gomes sent a two-run walk-off HR into the night—giving Boston a doubleheader sweep of the Rays, 5-1 and 3-1. On his way around third base, Gomes drop-kicked (or more precisely punted) his batting helmet out of play. Gomes' heroics were necessary because Andrew Bailey blew Felix Doubront...
Do not despair about Andrew Bailey, Red Sox fans. There’s a good chance he was just trying to set up his teammate.
The Red Sox looked to be ready to put an end to a long, rain-soaked Tuesday when they entered the final inning of their nightcap with the Rays up 1-0. But Bailey, who has put some fear into Boston fans due to his unevenness in the closer role, quickly gave up a home...
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Gomes’ two-run home run with no outs in the ninth, scoring Daniel Nava, who had walked, gave the Sox the win and the sweep of the doubleheader. It was his third career walk-off home run, and his first since...
Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, completing a doubleheader sweep.
Daniel Nava was aboard on a leadoff walk when Gomes followed with a towering shot off Joel Peralta (1-3) that cleared the Green Monster and bounced off the sign just to the right of the foul pole.
It was a dramatic ending...
Jonny Gomes capped off a two-win day for the Red Sox with a walkoff home run off Rays reliever Joel Peralta. The Sox won 3-1 in a game whose only offense came from the long ball.
Daniel Nava slugged a solo shot in the 2nd, and then the pitchers locked everyone down. Notably, Felix Doubront turned in his best start of his big-league career, tossing eight shutout innings. It was the...
7:52 p.m.: Game 1 of the doubleheader just finished up, and Game 2 will be starting up shortly. The first pitch is set for 8:05 p.m. ET.
Alfredo Aceves pitched five innings to earn the win in Game 1, which took a while because of a lengthy rain delay in the fifth inning. David Ortiz had two hits and drove in three of Boston’s five runs. Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 and finished...
Let's get right to the trots!
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Home Run of the Day: Jonny Gomes, Boston Red Sox - 24.36 seconds [video]
It's taken long enough, but someone has finally revolutionized the walkoff celebration. No longer are we forced to sit through a bunch of men jumping up in a circle as their teammate races down the line and drops his helmet...
Good start to the double-header, as the Boston Red Sox (43-29) took down the Tampa Bay Rays (36-34) after a slight rain delay, 5-1. Alfredo Aceves did his job, going five innings and picking up the win to improve to 4-1 this season, mostly in spot starts.
Now, the Red Sox turn to Felix Doubront to sweep the twin bill. Doubront is 4-3 with a 4.91...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Tuesday, June 18 @ 1:05 PM
Chris Archer, RHP (1-2, 4.80) vs Alfredo Aceves, RHP (3-1, 5.58)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesady, June 18, 7:10 PM
Jake Odorizzi, RHP (0-0, 8.03) vs Felix Doubront, LHP (4-3, 4.91)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...