Offense hasn’t been easy to come by in Game 4 of the 2013 World Series – well – at least it wasn’t until Jonny Gomes stepped up to the plate in the top half of the sixth inning.
Gomes, who was originally not penciled into the line would be named as a replacement after Shane Victorino experienced tightness in his back during pre-game warmups. Little did anybody know just how important of a role Gomes would play.
With two runners on base, Gomes fought through a tough at-bat against St. Louis Cardinals reliever Seth Maness. The Cards reliever, who had two outs in the inning had two strikes on Gomes, though left a hanger right down the middle of the plate that Gomes destroyed, sending the bomb well into the left field bullpen.
Equally as impressive was Gomes’ bat flip that probably made Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig blush.
The home run gave the Red Sox a 4-1 lead as they attempt to tie the series as 2-2.