Found August 02, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Jonny Gomes didn’t enter Thursday night’s 8-7 comeback win for the Red Sox until the eighth inning, but by the time the game was over, he sure did leave his mark. Gomes, who came into the game in the bottom of the eighth as a pinch hitter for Mike Carp, was able to influence Boston’s win with both his glove and his bat in the short amount of time he played. The chances of Gomes contributing in the bottom of the ninth seemed slim, as the Red Sox trailed by five runs, and he was due up eighth in the inning. But Boston conjured up some more Fenway Park late-inning magic, and he had a chance to tie the game with runners on first and second with only one out. His at-bat didn’t start well, as he watched two strikes go by. But he worked the count back in his favor after a borderline fastball on the outside part of the plate was called a ball. Gomes made the most of the opportunity, hitting a 3-2 fastball up the middle for a base hit. More importantly for Boston, his hit drove in t...
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