BOSTON, MA - MAY 24: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by teammate Daniel Nava #29 after scoring in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians during the game on May 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
My main thing, I feel confident that I could do it ... But I take so much passion in what I do, it would just crush me if I missed a ball and it went to the backstop and a run scored, and that was an earned run for the pitcher. I mean, it would just crush me.
To me, it’s valuable to just win. I know everybody wants to win. If I play and we win, I don’t really care what else happens
No, I haven’t ... This game is too hard to hit in every game. No one has had a 162-game hit streak yet. But he’ll make like a baseball play every game that has an effect on the game. It’s pretty awesome.More quotes »
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In case of emergency: Third catcher role needed
Gomes has always wanted to be a catcher. And the Red Sox outfielder was, for much of his baseball life, before beginning his professional career in 2001 with the then-Devil Rays. Here's the thing, though; Gomes still kind of is a catcher -- at least he would from MLB.com Read more »
Red Sox vs. White Sox Lineups: Jonny Gomes fills in for Victorino
Victorino is back on the bench with another injury, leaving Jonny Gomes to take over his spot in the lineup as the Red Sox take on the left-handed Jose Quintana. While Jon Lester did not have a good night Monday by any means, he at the very least managed to from Over the Monster Read more »
Jonny Gomes adding to Red Sox despite low batting average
— Jonny Gomes singled in the third inning against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. The Red Sox had a 1-0 lead at the time. When Dustin Pedroia followed with a ground ball to third base, Gomes made an aggressive slide into second. The throw from Trevor Plouffe from Boston.com Read more »
Gomes contributing in a lot of ways
-- Despite a slow start to the season offensively, Jonny Gomes has still managed to be a key contributor for the Red Sox in his first few weeks with the team. With aggressive baserunning, timely defensive plays or subtle things like a game-winning sacrifice from MLB.com Read more »
Chances upcoming for Gomes
— When Jonny Gomes signed a two-year deal with the Red Sox, he was advertised as a hard-nosed player. A good chemistry guy not known for his glove, but adequate on defense. Someone who could get on base more than the average player, hit more than his share from Boston Herald Read more »