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By now it’s bordering on the absurd.
All season the Red Sox have made a habit of ninth-inning comebacks and walkoff dramatics at Fenway Park. But even they had no business doing what they did in the ninth last night.
Facing a five-run deficit that wasn’t greater only by the grace of left fielder Jonny Gomes’ barreling catch that rattled the Green Monster’s metal scoreboard to end the eighth the Sox rode six hits three walks and a little luck to an 8-7 victory over the shell-shocked Mariners that was punctuated by Daniel Nava’s game-winning single to deep center field.
It was the Sox’ 11th walkoff win — and far and away their most improbable.
How best to describe what happened here?
“In a word” manager John Farrell said “magical.”
After being largely shut down for seven innings by Seattle ace Felix Hernandez the Red Sox had to contend with closer Tom Wilhelmsen in the ninth. They already had scored one run to cut the margin to 7-3 and loaded the bases but still Farrell wasn’t sure
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Your browser does not support iframes. Jonny Gomes executed this great diving catch and unassisted double play during the 15th inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Mariners game in Boston, though the catch actually happened on Thursday as the game carried over past midnight. Gomes’ catch prevented the Mariners from taking the lead and the putout at second ended their scoring threat...
It's been quite an exciting 24 hours for the Boston Red Sox. Comebacks, walk-offs, surprising heroes.
It's been quite a 24 hours for Red Sox Nation. Don't worry, we'll sleep in November.
It's also been quite a 24 hours for Jonny Gomes.
Early Thursday morning Gomes scored an unassisted double play.
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Unassisted double plays are nothing new in baseball, but they don’t usually come courtesy of the left fielder. Jonny Gomes pulled off that rare feat Wednesday night — in the 15th inning, no less. With two men on and one out in a 4-4 game, Seattle’s Michael Saunders sent a sinking line drive into left field. Gomes robbed Saunders with a diving grab, however, before trotting...
A.B. In 2013 is it still OK to enjoy a hot sideline reporter getting soaked by a post-game water cooler celebration? Or is that sexist and degrading?
I guess I’ll take my chances and pull a Musberger. Jenny Dell looks awesome soaking wet. There I said it.
Plus, what a champ, barely missing a beat and continuing the interview. True professionalism. True hotness.
Jonny Gomes is the pinch hitter to end all pinch hitters.
Gomes, who was subbed in partway through Thursday night’s Red Sox win, was once again in the middle of the action in the ninth inning. This time, the Red Sox came back from five runs down, plating six runs in the bottom of the ninth to win on another walk-off.
Gomes had one of the pivotal hits, singling in Shane Victorino...
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Jonny Gomes admits that he’s played on teams in the past where, if the opponent ties the game late, it’s like “wind out of your sails.”
But “not this team,” says the Boston left fielder.
The Red Sox came up with their 10th walk-off win of the season late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The club is now just two shy of its season-best mark for walk-off wins, but...
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.
(TWITTER photo)While Kevin Millar was doing his usual gig on WEEI's Mut & Merloni program, an unexpected caller interrupted the interview—Red Sox left-fielder Jonny Gomes. Hearing some of the trash talk dished out by Millar ("Gomes get HRs in batting practice, I get them for real"), Gomes felt compelled to respond in real time. Commenting on Millar's "...
On Thursday night, Jonny Gomes was hurling himself into a wall and driving in runners, keying a six-run ninth inning comeback for the Red Sox. On Saturday night, he was throwing on the fly and cutting down the tying run at the plate, once again in the middle of the deciding moment.
It’s all in a day’s work for Gomes — and no one knows that better than the newest member of the...
Your browser does not support iframes. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners in extra innings on Wednesday night, and if not for an incredible play by Jonny Gomes late in the game the outcome may have been reversed. Gomes, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the 13th inning, made an [...]
We've been seeing this a lot during this 2013 MLB season. Sideline reporters getting doused with water, Gatorade, etc.
Up until last night, Boston Red Sox NESN reporter Jenny Dell had escaped the wrath of the postgame celebration.
While interviewing Jonny Gomes after the improbable 8-7 comeback win over the Seattle Mariners, Dell along with Gomes were soaked with a bucket...
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The Red Sox had a ridiculous rally last night, scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Mariners 8-7. In what has become the norm this season, NESN's Jenny Dell was the latest sideline reporter to be involved in the postgame celebration. Watch as she and Jonny Gomes get doused with a bucket of water in the postgame interview...
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By now, it’s bordering on the absurd.
All season, the Red Sox have made a habit of ninth-inning comebacks and walkoff dramatics at Fenway Park. But even they had no business doing what they did in the ninth...
Just days after being traded from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal, Jake Peavy will make his Red Sox debut on Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Peavy, who went 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA during his time with the White Sox this season, will try to get Boston back in the win column after a 7-6 loss on Friday. The right-hander won his last two starts with the Southsiders...