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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.”
Herald: Sox score six times in 9th to shock Seattle again
The word beings tossed around last night and this morning is "magical" in reaction to last night's epic comeback. Down 7-2 in the 9th, the Red Sox stormed back and tied it up. Eventually, they closed it out in the 11th, adding yet another walk-off win to their tally.
I'll give you an alternate word: "Contender".
Some are still skeptical. I know one radio show that may chalk this one to saying "Hey, it's great and all...but they're the Mariners. Call me when it's the Tigers". For me personally, I'm still concerned about this lineup versus playoff pitchers like Price, Verlander, etc. When you have several contributors like Gomes, Nava, and Holt all doing their part in clutch moments, you can't help but think this team is destined for good things in October.
Enjoy the ride folks. It's going to be a "magical" Fall.
Rest of the links:
Globe: Jonny Gomes makes big contributions to another Red Sox walkoff win | Globe: Competitiveness drives Jake Peavy | Globe: Drake Britton shines in a new roll for Red Sox | Herald: Top quality pitchers shutting down Red Sox | Herald: Daniel Nava's total redemption | Herald: Ryan Dempster Disappoints | Herald: Jake Peavy relieved when trade finally complete
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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...
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.
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...
BOSTON — Daniel Nava killed a rally on Monday against the Rays. He ignited and capped a rally on Thursday against the Mariners.
Nava, whose baserunning blunders played a crucial role in Boston’s 2-1 loss on Monday, totally redeemed himself on Thursday. He worked a leadoff walk to begin the ninth inning, and he later capped a six-run rally by hammering a ball over Michael Saunders’...
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 [...]
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...
John Farrell called Thursday night’s thrilling comeback win “magical.” Daniel Nava wouldn’t go that far, but he did say that rallying from five runs down to win in the ninth inning was a whole lot of fun.
Nava provided the exclamation point for that rally, singling off the center field wall with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Red Sox their second...
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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...
Daniel Nava's long single to center field capped a six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Boston Red Sox came back to beat the Mariners 8-7 on Thursday night and sweep Seattle in the three-game series.
One night after winning in 15 innings for their major league-leading 10th walkoff victory, the Red Sox did it again to open a one-game lead in the AL East over...
5:37 p.m.: Daniel Nava’s playing time has become somewhat sporadic, but he’ll be in the starting lineup for Friday’s game. Nava, of course, delivered the game-winning hit in Thursday’s incredible comeback, and he even started the rally by drawing a leadoff walk in the ninth inning.
Check out Friday’s complete lineups below.
Red Sox (66-44)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
The Red Sox pulled off a stunning comeback victory on Thursday, scoring six runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mariners 8-7 at Fenway Park. Daniel Nava’s game-winning RBI base hit to deep center field gave the Red Sox their league-leading 11th walk-off victory, and their second in less than 24 hours.
The epic comeback started after Felix Hernandez’s departure following...
BOSTON — Apparently, notching one walk-off win a day isn’t enough for these Red Sox.
The Red Sox capped Wednesday’s 15-inning affair with a walk-off win after midnight. Less than 24 hours later, they scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Mariners, 8-7.
Dramatic victories have become the norm in Boston, as the Red Sox now have a major league-leading...
Okay, admit it. You gave up on the Boston Red Sox at about the 7th inning when they found themselves trailing 7-1 to the Seattle Mariners, especially with King Felix Hernandez on the mound.
But once the Red Sox got into the Mariners bullpen, they started their comeback. A run in the 8th followed by six runs in the 9th capped off by Daniel Nava's single gave them the improbable...
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...
So, the Boston Red Sox are walk-off winners once again.
Down 7-2 in the ninth inning to the Seattle Mariners last
night at Fenway, your Sox pulled off a stunning comeback and turned what appeared
at one point to certainly be a loss into the team’s 66th win of the
season. The walkoff, capped by Daniel Nava’s 400-foot single to end the game,
was the second the team would...