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(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's finest career outing—eight shutout innings. On Bailey's second pitch of the ninth, Kelly Johnson homered to tie the game at one. Daniel Nava had homered earlier for the first Red Sox run. In game one, fans survived a three-hour rain delay to watch Boston defeat Tampa, 5-1. Alfredo 'Ace' Aceves came off the farm once again to deliver a rain-shortened five-inning gem—allowing just one run on three hits. David Ortiz drove in three of the runs and Jacoby Ellsbury was a HR shy of the cycle. All in all, a good day for the Carmine Hose.
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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 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...
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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...
(Duane Burleson/Getty Images)This time, Andrew Bailey didn't even record an out. With the Red Sox leading 3-2, Bailey walked the lead-off hitter and then gave up the game-winning two-run HR. Tigers win , 4-3. Game. Set. Match. New Closer. Manager John Farrell confirmed the switch after the game, "We're going to back him out of there right now and try to get him fixed...
The Red Sox are just clipping along this spring, with their problems relatively minor complications compared to the bounty of issues this team often dealt with last season. While the health of some members of the pitching staff has been something to keep an eye on, the Sox have received help from other parts of the team, and they’ve been on top of the American League East for much...
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Two weeks after they drafted Trey Ball with the No. 7 pick in the in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Indiana pitcher visited Fenway Park after signing with the Red Sox. Andrew Bailey will remain the closer, and David Ross departs the team to address his concussion symptoms.
Ball Visits Fenway After Signing Contract
Two weeks after the Red Sox...
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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...
The Boston Red Sox took the lead against Detroit's bullpen, then realized their own closer was becoming far too unreliable.
Andrew Bailey allowed a two-run homer to Jhonny Peralta in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday night. Boston manager John Farrell said after the game Bailey would be given a break from closing...
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...
It's safe to say Andrew Bailey has reached embattled territory.
So, yes: The Embattled Andrew Bailey came in for the 9th with a one-run lead in Detroit tonight. He threw three straight balls to Victor Martinez, got one over, and then walked Martinez. Jhonny Peralta stepped to the plate and promptly dispatched what appeared to me to be a 1-2 hanging breaking ball over the left...
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Watching the Red Sox closer, Andrew Bailey, facing the first batter in the 9th inning has been a horrifying experience all season long.
I mean it, no nice way to put this.
You are not watching him with any sort of confidence are you?
You are sitting there just like me, fingers crossed, peering between the hands you...
Jhonny Peralta is headed toward a possible All-Star berth, and he added another highlight to an impressive first half Thursday night. With the Detroit Tigers trailing the Boston Red Sox by one in the ninth, Peralta turned on a breaking ball from Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey for a walk-off, two-run home run.
Here’s the video of Peralta’s game-winner:
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Andrew Bailey’s struggles are twofold. Not only has his ineffectiveness cost the Red Sox, but his inevitable departure from the closer’s role throws the Boston bullpen all out of whack.
John Farrell has stood by Bailey during his recent struggles, but after another blown save on Thursday, it appears that the Red Sox skipper is eyeing a change. Someone else will likely take the...
Comerica Park has not been kind to Red Sox closers in recent years, and it seems 2013 is no different.
This time, it was Andrew Bailey blowing the save, and Jhonny Peralta the one responsible. The Tigers shortstop’s two-run home run spoiled a strong John Lackey start and cost the Sox a chance to begin a four-game series on the right foot. Now, the Sox could very well be on the...