Found October 28, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
Nobody knows where October’s spotlight will fall. Sunday it shined on journeyman outfielder Jonny Gomes, the unlikely slugger of a game-winning three-run homer for Boston in Game 4. Gomes is proof October doesn’t always belong to the marquee names. The previous night it shined on the umpires, who correctly ended Game 3 on an obstruction call. After Gomes’ blast on Sunday, fate chose to bite the Cardinals’ Kolten Wong, who became the first player in history to be picked off to end a playoff game. Fate is often cruel come October. WAINWRIGHT: What will fate give him? Earlier in the night Clay Buchholz produced despite a tired arm, giving the Red Sox four innings. The Cardinals had a two-on, one-out threat in the second and two-on, two-out in the fourth, but Buchholz survived both. The Cardinals later stranded two runners in the seventh. St. Louis, a beneficiary the night before, was the ultimate giver Sunday. Gomes provided the heart and David Ortiz gave us a made-for-TV moment with a...

Wainwright hopes to atone for poor showing

In early March 2011, Adam Wainwright had “Tommy John” surgery to replace a ligament in his right elbow. For the first time since forever, he was not playing baseball in April when the Masters Tournament came around. Wainwright took advantage of the opportunity to go to Augusta National and watch the best players in the world compete for one of the most coveted championships...

WATCH: Erin Andrews tugs Jonny Gomes' beard after Game 4

Jonny Gomes provided the game-winning, three-run home run for the Boston Red Sox. His reward? A solid beard tug from none other than Erin Andrews.

Ortiz Rallies the Troops, Gomes Goes Yard, Sox Win Game Four

Ever since game one, we’ve been wondering when the Red Sox bats were gonna spring back to life. And last night, while Clay Buchholz–who looked like he’d rather have been on death row–and Felix Doubront kept the Cardinal bats in check with four hits and two runs through 6.2 innings, our own offense looked equally deficient. That’s when Ortiz called a team meeting. While...

Jonny Gomes a hit for kid fighting cancer

Mike Wein had just changed the channel briefly at the end of the fifth inning of Sunday’s World Series Game 4 between the Red Sox and Cardinals when his cellphone started blowing up with text messages. As part of Major League Baseball’s “Stand Up To Cancer” program, players from both teams were lined up holding signs for people they were supporting or honoring in the fight...

Jonny Gomes blasts three-run home run after not being in initial Game 4 starting lineup (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Sometimes in baseball things have a way of working themselves out, and that has been the case on numerous occasions for the 2013 Boston Red Sox. Hours before Game 4 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, Shane Victorino decided he would not be […]

Preview: It's Wainwright vs. Lester in World Series Game 5

Jon Lester gave the Boston Red Sox a one-game lead in his first start of the World Series. He's in a position to do it again in his second. After evening the series Sunday, the Red Sox turn to the left-hander for Monday night's Game 5 in St. Louis with hopes of returning to Boston a win away from their third World Series title in 10 seasons. Lester, 3-1 this postseason...

Jonny Gomes Batting Cleanup in Game 5, David Ortiz Moves Up a Spot in Batting Order

It is no accident that Jonny Gomes is penciled into Game 5′s starting lineup. Gomes, who wasn’t even supposed to start in Game 4, found his way into the starting nine after Shane Victorino was scratched because of lower back tightness, and provided the offensive boost that propelled the Red Sox to the exciting win. Gomes’ three-run blast led the way on Sunday and manager John...

Ortiz and Gomes Power Boston in Game 4 of the World Series

Game 5 of the World Series took place tonight featuring the St. Louis Cardinals with Lance Lynn and the Boston Red Sox with Clay Buchholz. St. Louis would get on the board first. In the bottom of the 3rd, Matt Carpenter singled to right field and Jacoby Ellsbury deflected to allow Carpenter to move to 2nd base. Next batter, Carlos Beltran singled to center field scoring Matt Carpenter...

WATCH: Red Sox Game 4 Awesome Highlights

The Red Sox evened the World Series last night in another thriller. Here's the highlights: Jonny Gomes was a last-minute addition to last night's lineup when the slumping Shane Victorino was scratched. He also was hitless in the World Series heading into last night. But once again, manager John Farrell had a gut feeling about Gomes and he was right to. Here's Gomes...

David Ortiz Rallies Red Sox Teammates in Dugout Minutes Before Jonny Gomes Homer Breaks Open Game 4 (Video)

David Ortiz can be a lovable guy sometimes, but on Sunday night, in the middle of a taught Game 4 as the Red Sox trailed the Cardinals by a game in the World Series, he was all business. Ortiz held an impromptu team meeting in the Red Sox’ dugout just before the sixth inning began, and it worked. Dustin Pedroia and Ortiz both got on base in the next frame, then Jonny Games finally...

GIF: Mike Napoli gives Jonny Gomes’ beard a huge World Series pull

Mike Napoli gave his Boston Red Sox teammate Jonny Gomes a pretty funky beard-pull following his Game 4, three-run home run.

World Series Game 5 Preview: Pivotal Finale in St. Louis

World Series – Game 5Boston at St. Louis8:07 ET FoxJon Lester (15-8, 3.75) vs. Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94)Two crazy endings in Games 3 and 4...

Shane Victorino, David Ross, Jonny Gomes Expected to Start Game 6

The Red Sox are one win away from their eighth World Series title and they’ll have a familiar face back in the lineup when they shoot for the series-clinching victory on Wednesday night in Boston. Shane Victorino is expected to start after missing Games 4 and 5 with lower-back stiffness, according to reports out of Fenway Park on Tuesday. The right fielder is batting 0-for-10 with...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 317: How World Series Game Five Was Won (and Lost) by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss David Ortiz, Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright, and the latest questionable moves by Mike Matheny and John Farrell.

World Series GM4: 'It Is OK'

Maybe it was the strong desire to clinch the World Series at home.  Maybe it was just the sheer improbability of a pick-off ending a World Series game the night after an obstruction of the base paths did the same. Maybe, just maybe, the need to be in the front of the line with a #HotSportsTake is even more urgent in October. But damn. People are going CRAY. Just because...
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