Jonny Gomes Lays Out Against Houston
All kidding aside, we need guys like Gomes making big plays like this, even if we lose. It is nice to have a guy that will make a bid and put his body on the line, no matter what. Those types of players are generally gonna make a lot of friends here, because that's what Boston sports is about. I also tend to take a liking to players like Gomes because of their work ethic.
Ultimately, how far we go will depend on two main factors: cashing in on offense and our defense. That's why Gomes is so critical to our success this year. He's proved he can do it on both sides of the ball, and he epitomizes what the Red Sox should strive to be: A team that leaves it all on the field. Keep it up, Jonny. We're going to need you going forward, buddy. As always, feel free to tweet me @ConorJF1016 or leave a comment.