Japanese Pitcher Tosses Epic Eephus Pitch

Pitchers are always trying to get an advantage over the batter and it is no different for this Japanese pitcher. Former Cleveland Indians pitcher Kazuhito Tadano tossed one of the most epic eephus pitches you have ever seen. The arching pitch surprised former Boston Red Sox infielder Mauro Gomez, but he didn’t take the bate. The umpire in the game called the pitch a ball, but...
Via Mill City Sports
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Japanese Pitcher Throws Insane Eephus Pitch, Gets Squeezed By Ump

That’s former major leaguer Kazuhito Tadano, now with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan, tossing the best eephus pitch of the year in a recent showdown against Mauro Gomez. Tadano’s soft toss ascended to an unparalleled altitude before plummeting into the catcher’s glove as Gomez could do nothing but watch in utter shock. The pitch certainly looked to be a strike to...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Japanese Pitcher Baffles Everyone With Eephus Pitch For The Ages (Video)

A Japanese Pacific League baseball game Sunday briefly morphed into slow-pitch softball thanks to Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters pitcher Kazuhito Tadano. Tadano, who appeared in 15 games for the Cleveland Indians from 2004 to 2005, reached deep into his bag of tricks during an outing against the Hanshin Tigers to pull out one of the most impressive Eephus pitches we’ve ever...
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Sox 1B Mauro Gomez Released By Blue Jays

Gone And ForgottenYou might remember him as a guy with a lot of power potential—potential being the operative word. The Toronto Blue Jays designated for assignment former Red Sox first baseman Mauro Gomez yesterday. Gomez played 37 games in last year's debacle, hitting .275 with a couple of dingers. Boston signed Gomez in February of 2012 as a free agent. He had previously...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pawtucket Red Sox Lineup and Game Notes 8/19

With a flurry of roster moves expected today with the Boston Red Sox, the Pawtucket Red Sox are experiencing a different feel around McCoy Stadium without Xander Bogaerts in tonight's lineup. Bogaerts, according to multiple reports has called up to the majors in an effort help with the Red Sox offense in their attempt to win the AL East divison. Pawsox manager Gary DiSarcina...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The Bisons Win When It Comes To Entertaining

Coca-Cola Field is the largest field in Minor League Baseball. The Buffalo Bisons are a staple of Buffalo. While they’ll never be embraced like the Bills or Sabres due to the fact that they’re only a minor league franchise, the Bisons provide a unique blend of entertainment and skill at every game at Coca-Cola Field. With a 49-47 record entering the International League All-Star...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Negrych, Gomez, Named IL All-Stars

The two most deserving members of the Buffalo Bisons this season have been selected to play in the International League All-Star Game.  Mauro Gomez and local Jim Negrych will be apart of the 26th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game against the Pacific Coast League on Wednesday, July 17 in Reno, NV. This will be their second All-Star game each as Negrych was elected in 2012 as a member...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Reyes Sharp, Gomez Clutch As Bisons Take Down Durham

Mauro Gomez went 2-3 with 2 HR’s and 5 RBI’s in the Bisons 6-3 win Saturday night. (Buffalo Bisons) With Star Wars Night and Jose Reyes stealing all of the attention heading into the Buffalo Bisons Saturday evening contest versus the Durham Bulls, an unexpected player put the “star” in Star Wars Night as Mauro Gomez came up big, guiding the Bisons to a 6-3 victory. No-hit...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bisons Bats Go Silent in Loss to Bats

Mauro Gomez was 0-4 in Thursday night’s game (photo – Dan Hickling) Buffalo, NY - Hits, homeruns, excitement, and winning is something Bisons fans have been accustomed to at Coca-Cola Field this season.  The Bisons bats were silent Thursday evening as The Herd dropped their first game of an eight-game home-stand 4-1 to the Louisville Bats in front of 4,731 in Downtown Buffalo...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Gomez Shows Off MVP Form, Leads Bisons Over Chiefs

2012 International League MVP Mauro Gomez played like the IL’s top player Monday night, going 4-4 from the plate with 2 home runs and 3 RBI’s as he helped guide the Bisons to a 6-1 win over Syracuse. After Herd starter Claudio Vargas pitched seven innings of one-run ball, Buffalo’s bats finally woke up in the top of the 8th, scoring five runs to break a 1-1 tie. Eugenio Velez...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mauro Gomez claimed off waivers by Blue Jays

  After being designated for assignment last week by the Boston Red Sox, first baseman Mauro Gomez was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. He was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo to begin the 2013 season. Gomez…
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Jays claim 1B Mauro Gomez off waivers

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed first baseman Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo. Gomez made his major league debut last season with Boston, hitting .275 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 37 games. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound native of the Dominican Republic has a .281 average in the minor leagues with 130 home runs and 512 RBIs...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Claim First Baseman Mauro Gomez Off Waivers From Red Sox

After making his major league debut with Boston last season, Mauro Gomez is heading north. The first baseman, who was designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week, has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. Gomez has bounced around the minors since 2005, making stops in Rangers and Braves systems before being signed by the Sox in February of 2012. He hit .310 with...
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox lose Mauro Gomez to Blue Jays

The Red Sox absolutely destroyed the Blue Jays on Sunday but it appears the Jays decided to get some payback, hitting the Sox in the depth chart, claiming Mauro Gomez off of waivers from the Red Sox. The Blue Jays tweeted the move earlier in the day. The Sox signed Gomes to a minor league deal last February and he really took off in Pawtucket, batting .310 with 24 home runs, 74...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Bisons Notebook: Blue Jay Claim 2012 IL MVP Gomez

The Bisons roster just got a little bit better Monday as the Toronto Blue Jay have claimed and optioned 2012 International League MVP Mauro Gomez to Buffalo. Gomez was put on waivers by Boston and quickly picked up by Toronto. Last year, Gomez had a huge season in Pawtucket, hitting .310 with 24 home runs and 74 RBI’s in 100 games. His solid play earned him a spot on Boston’s...
Via Queen City Sports
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Destination Red Sox Nation - 4/6

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway, Mauro Gomez Among Designated Hitter Possibles As Opening Day Nears (Video)

With it becoming more and more likely that David Ortiz will not be healthy in time for Opening Day on April 1, the Red Sox must now explore other options in the designated hitter slot. Rob Bradford joined NESN Daily to break down those DH possibilities, and the options are numerous. The team could employ any combination of Ryan Lavarnway, Mauro Gomez, Mike Carp, Lyle Overbay and Daniel...
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Mauro Gomez, Mark Hamilton Deserve Chance, But Red Sox Should Still Pursue Other Backup First Base Options

It was a long process, but the Red Sox’ signing of Mike Napoli to a one-year deal ensured they’ll enter spring training knowing they at least have their starting first baseman lined up. Now, it’s time to figure out who will back up Napoli. Mauro Gomez and Mark Hamilton are two internal options who could crack the Opening Day roster, but neither player has an impressive major...
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump... where first base depth is still an issue.

  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Starter: Mike Napoli Alternative(s): Mauro Gomez, Mark Hamilton, Daniel Nava This is admittedly the position where the Sox' depth is most lacking, a considerable issue given that -- even though...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mauro Gomez Aiming to Improve Plate Discipline, Believes David Ortiz's Presence Has Been Valuable

  For eight years, Mauro Gomez awaited his opportunity. When the Rangers signed Gomez out of the Dominican Republic -- as a third baseman -- they hoped he'd evolve into a major league threat. But after six years, Texas allowed Gomez to walk. After a quick one-year stint with the Braves' Triple-A team, Gomez latched on with the Red Sox and signed a minor league deal. It...
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano Leads Torrid Yankees Lineup as Red Sox' New Regulars Look to Cap Off Season With Victory

Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. The Red Sox' lineup has had a different look in recent weeks, with Pedro Ciriaco and Mauro Gomez among the new regulars who fill out the Boston batting order. It's a group that has often...
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

At least some guys are having fun in the clubhouse

h/t KWAPT That lovely photo came through David Ortiz's twitter page yesterday. I'm not sure what brought this on or if it is a part of an on-going joke, but it gets a chuckle. We now know that Jose Iglesias, Pedro Ciriaco, and Mauro Gomez will make awful women. We also know that Mauro Gomez needs to do some crunches. I guess it is good to dress up like cheerleaders and have...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Mauro Gomez Flourishing Under the Radar, Production Could Result in Reps in Left Field

BOSTON - Earlier this season, Mauro Gomez moved out of his comfort zone by playing third base. It was the first time Gomez, a designated hitter and first baseman, had fielded the position since 2008. But in the upcoming offseason, Gomez will likely explore a different position once again -- left field. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine raved about Gomez' power and expressed an...
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Recap: Ellsbury carries offense, leads Sox to a 5-2 victory

Jacoby Ellsbury hits a two run home run in the sixth and even more cushion with an RBI single in the seventh to help give the Sox a 5-2 victory. Ellsbury finished the game going 3-for-5 and held down the fort for the offense as Loney & pinch hitting Mauro Gomez were the only other Sox to get a hit. Thankfully the Sox managed to get four walks from Rays pitching.  Aaron...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Impressed With Daisuke Matsuzaka's Outing, Effort of Daniel Nava, Mauro Gomez (Video)

Daisuke Matsuzaka's tenure in Boston has been up and down. The lows have been magnified more than the highs, but the Japanese hurler can turn some heads from time to time. Matsuzaka did that on Friday, pitching well in the Red Sox' victory over the Blue Jays. Matsuzaka didn't get the win, but manager Bobby Valentine thought the righty's fastball and changeup were...
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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