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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 April 8, 2010, against the Cardinals while with the Reds. It was his fifth home run of the season, and second off a right-handed pitcher. It was his third career go-ahead home run off Joel Peralta, the most he has against any pitcher. In his last seven games, Gomes is batting .360, going 9-for-25, with two doubles, two home runs, and four RBI.
CSNNE: Jonny on the Spot
Last night appeared to be one of those nights that the Rays would steal one. It's been a recurring nightmare seeing a Rays played named Johnson abuse a Sox closer like he did Andrew Bailey's second pitch of the game. You just had a feeling that this was going to be one that the Rays would steal.
But go figure it was a former Ray that made sure that didn't happen.
Jonny Gomes came through and held on to the sweep and the only thing that was better than the home run was the celebration after.
That punt of the helmet is a thing of beauty. I can watch this gif all day. The form, the release and the distance it gets. Man oh man. I'm using this as my first piece of evidence when talking about how awesome this team is.
But what has me just as giddy is the thorough domination of the Rays. They are 9-2 against Tampa thus far in 2013 and have a chance to clinch the season series tonight. The pitching has been solid against them as in the past three games against Tampa, holding them to one run each. The Rays have scored two runs or less in seven of the 11 games thus far and have batting a meager .148 at Fenway this season. .148 as a team. That my friends is domination.
The Rays are no longer the thorn in the Sox side. If anything, it's the other way around as Tampa hovers around .500 while Boston has the best record in the American League.
Now if we can only figure out those pesky Orioles....
Rest of the Links: Globe: Sox sweep doubleheader | Final thoughts after a long day at Fenway | Buchholz, Ross placed on DL | Herald: Gomes contributes with Monster effort | Buchholz to DL | Time to accept Aceves | CSNNE: Jonny on the spot | No win, but great start for Doubront | Buchholz, Ross sent to DL | WEEI: Buchholz: What's three extra days? | The road not taken | Farrell: Bailey remains Red Sox closer
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Follow @TheNosebleeds Follow @Davis_VanOpdorp Being a Boston-based blog, the Nosebleeds is used to profiling walk-off home runs, celebrations, after parties, and maybe the occasional injury. Never have we seen a tribute to another walkoff. Jonny Gomes, after exploding on a Joel Peralta fastball and dispatching it onto Landsdown Street, kicked his helmet on his home run trot as he...
Boston Red Sox‘ Jonny Gomes hit a walk-off homer over the green monster off his former team. The excited Gomes then proceeded to kick a field with his batting helmet punting it as he rounded third base.
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A marathon of a day at the ballpark for a doubleheader that was lengthened by a nearly three-hour rain delay during the first game finished in dramatic fashion in the second game as Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes wrapped up a day-night doubleheader sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with a two-run homer in [...]The post Jonny Gomes punts helmet after rounding third during walk-off...
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...
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...
It was a long day that included 18 innings of baseball for the Red Sox. However, when Jonny Gomes launched one over the Green Monster to give Boston its second win of the day, no one remembered how tired were.
After the game, the Red Sox posted the below picture to Instagram, and it’s pretty amazing. The image captures the Red Sox bench watching Gomes’ home run clear the fence...
Gomes watches his walk-off Tuesday night (Jared Wickerham photo)
Going, going, GOMES!
After reputed closer Andrew Bailey squelched a stellar start by Felix Doubront by giving up a game-tying run in the top of the ninth, Jonny Gomes all but hoisted Bailey on his back and carried him around the bases when he launched a shot in the bottom...
(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...
Do not despair about Andrew Bailey, Red Sox fans. There’s a good chance he was just trying to set up his teammate.
The Red Sox looked to be ready to put an end to a long, rain-soaked Tuesday when they entered the final inning of their nightcap with the Rays up 1-0. But Bailey, who has put some fear into Boston fans due to his unevenness in the closer role, quickly gave up a home...
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...
The Boston Red Sox will be well represented in the Midsummer Classic. As strange as it would have seemed a few months ago, onetime Independent leaguer Daniel Nava is getting attention for major league baseball’s All-Star Game. Not the first name you’d think of on the Red Sox in the ASG is it?
It still is a long shot for the Boston Red Sox outfielder and occasional first baseman...
BOSTON — It was long. It was eventful. And, in the end, it was productive.
The Red Sox overcame fatigue, rain, their own shortcomings and even traffic en route to sweeping Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Rays. The Sox notched a 5-1 win in an elongated Game 1, and they capped off the action-packed twin bill with a 3-1, walk-off victory in the nightcap.
It was an interesting...
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...
Let's get right to the trots!
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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...
Jonny Gomes just took Red Sox Nation from pissed to jubilation in about 3.5 seconds. Maybe it was supposed to happen. But it shouldn’t have happened.
Felix Doubront was masterful. He threw 93 pitches in eight shutout innings against the Rays at Fenway Park. There aren’t many pitches who can claim that. He retired the last 17-in-a-row that he...