World Series 2013: Jonny Gomes diving catch (GIF)

Oct 23, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) slides into score on a three run double by first baseman Mike Napoli (not pictured) as left fielder Jonny Gomes (center left), center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (center right), and second baseman Dustin Pedroia (right) celebrate during the first inning during game one of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Not only are the Boston Red Sox tearing the cover off the ball in Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, they are playing some pretty nifty defense as well.

Check out this diving stab by left fielder Jonny Gomes:

So far through 6 innings, Boston has six hits and five runs.  St. Louis has looked overmatched both at the plate and in the field.  Right fielder Carlos Beltran went down with a rib injury after saving a grand slam from going over the right field wall in his first World Series game of his career.

Let’s just say this: it hasn’t been an ideal situation thus far for the St. Louis Cardinals.

In what has become one of the better – if not the best – free agent signings of 2013, first baseman Mike Napoli had a bases clearing 3-run double in the first inning.

Second baseman Dustin Pedroia singled to left in the second to score Stephen Drew, and David Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly to right later in the inning to score catcher David Ross.

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was bounced after just 5 innings with 5 runs – 3 of them earned – 6 hits, 4 Ks and a walk – and 95 pitches.

Boston starter Jon Lester has gone 7 innings and given up 5 hits, but most importantly no runs.


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