Found June 19, 2013 on Ted's Army:
Following a night of late heroics from Jonny Gomes, the Red Sox could not quite finish off the Rays for a clean series sweep, as the Rays ended up on top 6-2. I must say...I was pretty impressed with the turnout at Fenway Park tonight. That was easily a 30,000-plus night of attendace, which is surprising when the Bruins are down the street in the Stanley Cup Finals. Not bad Red Sox Nation...Not bad at all. Ryan Dempster has been better as of late, coming off a productive outing in Baltimore. However he got off to somewhat of a rough start, allowing three hits and two earned runs (including a solo shot to Desmond Jennings). He settled down for few frames until the fifth inning, where he allowed a leadoff single to Jose Molina and a two-out RBI single to Ben Zobrist to make it 3-2 Rays. Dempster finished the night throwing six-innings allowing eight hits, three earned runs, and two walks, while punching out three Rays. He ended the night at 108 pitches. Gomes continued his recent hot streak, providing both runs for the Sox offense tonight. Both were infield singles, but RBI is an RBI, right?  In his last five games played, Gomes is 5 of 17 (.294) with 2 HR and 5 RBI. Look for the Sox to ride out his hot bat while Mike Carp continues to rest his sore hammy. Craig Brewslow kind of threw up on himself, allowing three runs in the 7th-inning alone and thus putting the game out of reach with the Rays adding to their lead 6-2. The Sox hit the road to take on the Tigers in Detroit for a pretty big four game series. Besides Texas, this could be this team's biggest test of the season. John Lackey takes the mound for the Sox, as the Tigers counter with Jose Alvarez. First pitch is at 7:08pm. Boxscore

Jonny Gomes Punts Helmet As He Rounds Third to Celebrate Walk-Off Home Run (GIF)

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...

Jonny Gomes Provides ‘Closing Argument’ Red Sox Needed After Scary Ninth Inning Ends in Win (Video)

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...

'Dropkick' Jonny Walks Red Sox Off With Sweep

(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...

Your Morning Dump...where the Sox have the Rays' number this year

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 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...

Red Sox 3, Rays 1

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...

Your Morning Dump...where Dempster can't get any run support.

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Like clockwork each season, one starter regularly takes his turn in the rotation when the offense takes the night off, and no matter how well, or average, that pitcher performs, it’s not enough. That’s Ryan...

Recap: Sox take both ends of day-night doubleheader vs. Tampa

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...

Ryan Dempster: Mr. Bad Luck

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer Ryan Dempster has the most strikeouts (90) of any of the Red Sox’s regular starters. He has the third best ERA (4.23). But even with numbers that look good, he still has the most losses and a sad looking 4-8 record. Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images Still, to put the blame on Dempster would be far from the truth. Just look at last night’s game...

Ryan Dempster’s Poor Record Doesn’t Reflect His Season, As Veteran Keeps Giving Red Sox Chance to Win

BOSTON — Death, taxes and Ryan Dempster keeping the Red Sox in the game. Anyone else have any more guarantees? Dempster’s first season in Boston hasn’t been flashy. He hasn’t really turned in any jaw-dropping performances, and there was a three-game stretch in which he lost his way a little bit. But for the most part, the Red Sox know exactly what they’re getting when Dempster...

Trot Times for June 18, 2013

Let's get right to the trots! Your browser does not support iframes. 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...

Four Bases: Rays 6, Red Sox 2

Follow @TheNosebleeds Follow @Davis_VanOpdorp The Tampa Bay Rays avenged their embarrasing offensive showing yesterday by scoring six runs to avoid a second sweep in Fenway Park. Despite the loss, the Red Sox still remain dominant over their Florida division rivals, with their record now being 9-3. Here are the four bases: First Base: Even with the absent run support, Ryan Dempster...
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