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Jonny Gomes | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Santa Rosa JC (CA)
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Jonny Gomes belted a pinch-hit two-run homer in the sixth inning on Friday, powering the Red Sox to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Royals.
With his dramatic batwork off the Red Sox bench, Gomes now ranks second in franchise history with six pinch-hit home runs, trailing only Ted Williams who had seven. With his strong clubhouse presence and ability to pummel left-handed pitching, Gomes could become a very attractive name on the trade market in the coming weeks. Jul 19 - 12:53 AM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Royals have made Jonny Gomes a "potential target."

Kansas City is searching for a right-handed bat and Gomes, who will be a free agent this winter, should be one of the easier ones to get. He's batting just .234 with a .680 OPS in 67 total games this season for Boston, but the 33-year-old corner outfielder owns a career .266/.351/.461 slash line against left-handed pitching.
Jul 14 - 11:41 AM

Jonny Gomes went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 10-inning, 7-6 win over the Athletics.

The hits were Gomes' first since June 14, breaking an 0-for-10 slump. His biggest hit on the day was a bases-loaded single in the first inning, giving the Red Sox the early lead. The outfielder is hitting .238/.337/.369 on the season.
Jun 22 - 9:07 PM

Jonny Gomes was ejected from Sunday's game against the Rays during a bench clearing altercation in the seventh inning.

Gomes had just given the Red Sox a huge lift with a pinch-hit two-run homer to tie the game in the top half of the inning. The Rays struck back for five in the bottom half though, and many Red Sox including Gomes took exception to Yunel Escobar swiping third base up 8-3 in the seventh inning. He charged in from left field to have words with him which started the incident.
May 25 - 4:39 PM

Jonny Gomes went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Gomes brought the Red Sox back within three runs with his two-run blast off of J.A. Happ, his fourth of the year. The outfielder has been reliable for his club a year after helping them to a championship. Gomes is slashing .256/.343/.444 with 18 RBI.
May 20 - 11:15 PM

Jonny Gomes hit his fifth career grand slam Saturday in the win over the Athletics.

It was some really smart hitting from Gomes; he saw Tommy Milone throw Mike Napoli a get-it-over curveball for strike one on his way to striking Napoli out with the bases loaded and thought he might get the same first pitch. He did, and he drove it just over the top of the Green Monster. It was Boston's league-high third grand slam of the year.
May 3 - 4:42 PM

Jonny Gomes is not in the lineup for the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays.

David Ross, who caught the first game, will also take a seat against right-hander Chris Archer. Grady Sizemore will make the start in left field while A.J. Pierzynski will catch Felix Doubront.

Jonny Gomes belted a three-run homer off Ubaldo Jimenez in Sunday’s victory over the Orioles.

The three-run blast got the Red Sox on the board in the sixth inning, keying what would be a dramatic come-from-behind victory. He finished the night 2-for-4 with a double as well, and is now hitting .225/.333/.425 on the season.
Apr 20 - 10:47 PM

Jonny Gomes went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Friday against the Yankees.

The home run, a game-tying solo shot against CC Sabathia, was his first of the year. This was also his first multi-hit game of the season. Gomes should still get at-bats against left-handers moving forward, though things are about to get pretty complicated in Boston's outfield.
Apr 11 - 10:28 PM

Johnny Gomes will bat leadoff and play left field Tuesday against the Rangers.

Gomes batted leadoff for the first time since 2007 last Thursday and he's doing it again Tuesday with left-hander Martin Perez on the hill for Texas. Grady Sizemore will start in center while Jackie Bradley, Jr. plays right.
Apr 8 - 1:48 PM

Jonny Gomes is batting leadoff in Boston's starting lineup Thursday against the Orioles.

It's his first time in the leadoff spot since August 2007, when he was a member of the Rays. Gomes, owner of a .244 career batting average and .335 career OBP, is doubtful to hit there often this year for the Red Sox.
Apr 3 - 2:48 PM

Jonny Gomes will play left field Wednesday in Game 6 of the World Series at Fenway Park.

Red Sox manager John Farrell is simply riding the hot hand at the moment. Gomes launched a series-shifting three-run bomb in Boston's Game 4 win on Sunday night.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Jonny Gomes blasted a three-run homer in the sixth inning on Sunday, powering the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Cardinals and evening the World Series at two games apiece.

Gomes, who was a late addition to the lineup after Shane Victorino was scratched with a sore back, wound up being the hero on baseball’s biggest stage. With the score knotted at 1-1 and two outs in the sixth inning, a Dustin Pedroia single and David Ortiz walk set up the dramatic blast. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny called upon Seth Maness to relieve Lance Lynn, and Gomes greeted the soft-tossing rookie by smacking a 2-2 offering over the boards in left field. Gomes also drew a pair of walks on the night, finishing 1-for-2. The go-ahead homer was his first hit of the World Series.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 11:58:00 PM

Jonny Gomes will start in left field for Game 1 of the World Series against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

The Red Sox are 6-0 this postseason with Gomes in the lineup, so manager John Farrell has decided against starting Daniel Nava, even with right-hander Adam Wainwright on the hill for the Cardinals. The full Boston lineup: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Shane Victorino RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Mike Napoli 1B, Gomes LF, Xander Bogaerts 3B, Stephen Drew SS, David Ross C. Jon Lester will start the game for Boston.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 03:49:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Monday that Jonny Gomes will likely start over Daniel Nava for Game 1 of the World Series against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Gomes has started over Nava in four of the last six games, something Farrell suggests is due to his intangibles, including his baserunning and defense in left field. It doesn't sound like any changes are in store, even with right-hander Adam Wainwright on the hill for St. Louis in Game 1. "Daniel Nava is certainly not forgotten," said Farrell. "To use every available guy we have, he's going to be involved in this. We haven't made out Wednesday's lineup yet, but can't go away from maybe a little bit of momentum that a certain lineup has provided for us."
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 04:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Mookie Betts
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Jake Peavy
5Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront