Found May 15, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
PLAYERS: Jonny Gomes
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
  Jonny Gomes Lays Out Agains Houston Jonny Gomes can lay out. And he will lay out when he can. Last night was his second lay out catch to go with the one against Houston in April. The one in Houston was probably the more impressive because it was more of a line drive. Not to take anything away from this one, though. They were both amazing lay out grabs. It's just a shame that this one had to go to waste, as the Red Sox lost. Again. All kidding aside, we need guys like Gomes making big plays like this, even if we lose. It is nice to have a guy that will make a bid and put his body on the line, no matter what. Those types of players are generally gonna make a lot of friends here, because that's what Boston sports is about. I also tend to take a liking to players like Gomes because of their work ethic. Ultimately, how far we go will depend on two main factors: cashing in on offense and our defense. That's why Gomes is so critical to our success this year. He's pro...

Ortiz: Column not reason for slump

David Ortiz was off to a scorching start before a controversial column was published. He then went in a small slump and said the column was not to blame.

Red Sox’ Andrew Bailey throws bullpen session

Boston Red Sox right-hander Andrew Bailey threw a successful bullpen session yesterday and could rejoin the team within a week, according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. Bailey threw 25 pitches during the session before the Red Sox contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. He said he felt fine, as he was watched by manager John Farrell and pitching coach Juan Nieves...

Red Sox ‘Squeezed’ at Tropicana Field As Rays Put Their Home-Field Advantage to Good Use (Video)

Tropicana Field is full of quirks, and the Red Sox fell victim to one of them on Tuesday night. Instead of getting back on the right track and cruising to a victory after a first-inning home run by David Ortiz. the Sox sputtered the rest of the way in dropping another game. That makes Boston losers in nine of its last 11 games, as the Red Sox continue to tumble further down the standings...

Allen Webster Still Developing, But Rookie Joining Red Sox’ Rotation by Season’s End Wouldn’t Be Shocking

What’s happening here? That’s the million-dollar question in Boston right now, as the Red Sox, who began the season in a big way, suddenly find themselves in the midst of a rough patch. Every team goes through some struggles over the course of a 162-game season, but the whole situation has some Sox fans wondering where exactly this team is headed. Are the Red Sox more like the...

Tampa Bay Rays fan hit in face by home run

Your browser does not support iframes. A Tampa Bay Rays fan was hit in the face with a home run ball during Wednesday night's game at Tropicana Field. It happened in the eighth inning as Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hit the home run to right field. A fan in the front row tried to catch it with his bare hands, but the ball bounced off his hands and directly...

David Ortiz to sell autographed ‘This Is Our F@#%ING City’ bats with proceeds going to OneFund

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz put his effort where his mouth is. He is selling autographed bats with 100-percent of proceeds going to the OneFund.

Will Middlebrooks Struggles Left Over From Last Season

In the weeks leading up to opening day, Boston was projected for a season of mediocrity in the wake of a 2012 season marred by injury, poor play, and clubhouse disunity. Amongst the many questions surrounding the Boston club heading into the season included whether newcomer third baseman Will Middlebrooks would build off of his success from last season. While having a very respectable...

Resurgent Rays Offer John Lackey Another Chance to Prove Himself As Red Sox Look to Right Ship (Video)

The last time we saw the Tampa Bay Rays, they were sputtering and the Red Sox were riding high. Now, the tables have turned a bit. The Red Sox are the ones struggling as the two teams meet up on Tuesday night, but Boston still has an edge in the standings over the Rays. That could change quickly if John Lackey can’t help right the ship for the Sox, but all signs point to him being...

Closer is closer to closing out stint

Yesterday in a bullpen session, Andrew Bailey threw 25 pitches off the mound without hinder. This is the first time he has thrown off a real mound since going on the disabled list on May 5th. It is a significant step and Andrew Bailey stated that it all felt normal. He threw all of his pitches and the Red Sox will have him pitch a simulated game on Thursday before deciding if he...

Four Bases: Red Sox 4, Rays 3

Believe it or not, but this was the first time this season that an opposing pitcher had a blown save in the ninth inning, and it could not come at a better time. The Red Sox won only their second series in May, and now go to Minnesota to avenge their home stand where the Twins took three out of four games. Here are the four bases: First Base: Another reliever first: it was the first...

Felix Doubront misses juuuuuuust a bit inside

Tried the corner and missed.

Series Preview: Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

A rough patch like this was inevitable. The Red Sox were not going to win two out of their three games like they did in April the entire season. that would result in a 108-64 record, which is unrealistic, especially in the American League East. That being said, this team has allowed their AL East opponents to already gain the ground in just the first two weeks of May. What was once...

Watching a train wreck

To say things are not going well for Daniel Bard is an understatement. Disastrous is closer to the truth. Last night at Double A Portland, Daniel Bard put up his worst minor league outing yet. He walked five batters, threw two wild pitches, and gave up two runs in one plus innings. Only eight of thirty pitches were thrown for strikes. He went in for the 6th inning, got through...

Swing and a miss

Sean Riley, Contributing Writer Through 38 games this season the Boston Red Sox have struck out 317 times as a team. To really put that into perspective they could potentially break the American League strikeout record of 1,387 for a season. Fortunately the Houston Astros will likely hit that mark before Boston does with there league leading 381 strikeouts already. The biggest...

Red Sox-Rays Live: Jon Lester, David Price Set Up for Pitching Duel in Tampa

5:30 p.m.: The main storyline entering this game is obviously the pitching matchup, which includes two of baseball’s elite lefties. Here’s a look at the guys who will be forced to generate offense against Jon Lester and David Price. Red Sox (22-17) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Will Middlebrooks, 3B...
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