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Jonny Gomes gets a lot of praise for being a "good clubhouse guy." But after Wednesday night's pinch-hit walk-off home run at Fenway Park in a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres, Gomes should probably be getting praise for his clutch-hitting ability.With the game tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Gomes pinch hit for Brandon Snyder to lead off the inning. He would face right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson, who Gomes already had a history with, in a pinch-hitting situation.Gomes hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer off Gregerson last June, to help his Oakland Athletics snap a 4-4 tie and help them to a 6-4 win over San Diego.A year later with the Red Sox, Gomes -- the pinch-hitter -- made Gregerson pay once again, ripping a 2-2 slider into the monster seats for the walk-off win.
CSNNE: Gomes more than just a clubhouse guy
With all due respect to Johnny Boychuk, last night Gomes launched another Johnny Rocket over the Monster!
When the Sox signed Johnny Gomes, I was one of the folks that laughed at how many times the phrase "clubhouse guy" came up. That the Sox were looking just for good character guys to fill the roster in order to appease the angry fans and that 2013 was going to be spent watching this team continue to be inconsistent.
Yet last night, Johnny Gomes' homer helped the Sox get their American League best 52nd win and are 3.5 games ahead of the Orioles in the AL East. Eight of those are in the walkoff fashion. This season continues to be refreshing and awesome.
Happy Fourth of July everybody!
Rest of the Links: Globe: Gomes' homer leads Sox to win | Herald: Gomes comes through with another walkoff | Lester solid, ready to roll | Struggling Napoli given the night off | On the job training for Webster | CSNNE: Gomes, Sox get the walk off win | Lester: "I was able to settle down after the first" | Carp stays ready | WEEI: Look who's (maybe) back | Middlebrooks sets PawSox RBI record
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(Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images) BOSTON-- According to a Tweet from the Boston Red Sox, Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for June. The team tweeted out the following earlier today. #RedSox INF Jose Iglesias named AL Rookie of the Month for June. Iggy batted .395 with 17 runs & 11 multi-hit games in month. He played in...
Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes homered leading off the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the suddenly offensively challenged San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Mike Carp had two hits and scored a run for Boston, which is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand that concludes Thursday against the Padres.
Carlos Quentin went 3 for 4 with a double and two singles for the...
Before suiting up against the Padres on Tuesday, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia took a little detour.
Pedroia stopped by Dana-Farber’s David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic, where he spent time hanging out, signing autographs and playing some Wii with a number of young Jimmy Fund patients.
“You have a responsibility to come here. All of our guys do,” Pedroia...
The Red Sox find themselves in first place with the All-Star break fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean they will be passive at the trade deadline.
The bullpen is one area where Boston may look for some help due to recent struggles in the closer position. An additional position player, as well as another starter now that Clay Buchholz‘s injury continues to linger, could also...
The Boston Red Sox were hoping to have shortstop Stephen Drew back in the lineup on Friday, but it appears now that Saturday is more likely. MLB.com's Michael Periatt reports that Drew will sit out again on Friday due to tightness in his right hamstring but could play on Saturday at the Los Angeles Angels.
Drew exited the game on June 28 early and has not played since. So...
Brandon Snyder hit a bases-loaded double and John Lackey struck out six over eight strong innings for the Boston Red Sox in a 4-1 win over the slumping San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Lackey (6-5) scattered six hits and walked just one while moving above .500 for the first time since late in 2011. Lackey has won four straight decisions and appears well-healed from the right biceps...
The buzz is back at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox have an American League-leading 51-34 record so far this season, and the team is showing no signs of slowing. Their momentum is due, in part, to the depth on the Sox roster. There have been peaks and valleys, but it’s been hard to pinpoint one player on the roster who has single-handedly carried the team.
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It was another one of those "everyone hits" game, as 8 starting Sox' batters recorded two or more hits in the 8-2 victory over the Padres. The only one to record only one hit was Brandon Snyder, though it was a solo homer for his first of the season. So, we can excuse him for getting only one hit.
It will take all afternoon to breakdown...
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Allen Webster (see my January article on him here) finally got his first win of his career on Thursday afternoon, and the night time fireworks coundn't have been more appropriate. Webster pitched six innings, giving up two runs in a quality start that he has been waiting his whole career for. Boston bats fully supported Webster...
It took five starts, but Red Sox rookie pitcher Allen Webster finally earned his first major league win as Boston downed the Padres 8-2.
Webster, one of the players acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in last year’s blockbuster deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to LA said, “It’s a huge relief, just a...
It seems interleague play in Major League Baseball hasn’t run its course yet.
Fans still tune in to see the unique matchups that interleague play offers, even after 16 years. Interleague play was first introduced in 1997, and it gives both players and fans alike to see World Series-style matchups from their favorite teams — even those that may struggle to get to the grand finale...
After uncertainty surrounding Clay Buccholz's recovery and estimated timetable for return, clarity may be coming. Buccholz, who is recovering from right shoulder bursitis, has had trouble getting over the rehab hump, but now he is feeling better. Buccholz may be returning after just one rehab start.
Evan Drelich of MassLive.com says Buccholz threw from 100 feet on flat...
College football is demanding on 18-22 year olds, especially at the division one level and even moreso at the BCS level. However, despite being the starting quarterback at one of the best programs in the country, Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has decided to sign with the Boston Red Sox.
Though not unheard of, Driskel will be taking a chance in stunting his football development...
After their most successful homestand in more than three years, the Boston Red Sox will begin a 1o-game West Coast road trip on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Felix Doubront will get the nod in the series opener, and he will need to have his best stuff in order to slow down an Angels team that has won eight of its last nine games.
The Sox are coming off a hot streak of their...
The Red Sox made the most of the San Diego Padres trip to Boston, sweeping them and increasing their lead in the AL East. The team is now 53-34 and 31-16 at home. Here are the 3 stars of the game.
Star 3: Edinson Volquez
Volquez pitched fantastically for the Padres giving his team 6 strong innings of work. He allowed only 7 hits in that...