Saturday, June 29, 2013

'Jonny On The Spot'; Sox Top Jays Again, 7-5

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
John Farrell must have had a hunch—or maybe it was just that Jonny Gomes was 4 for 7 lifetime against Brett Cecil. Anyway, the Boston manager sent up Gomes to pinch hit in a key spot in the seventh inning and he delivered a go-ahead single in a 7-5 Sox win. Young Allen Webster pitched well through four innings, then came unhinged in the fifth. He ended up going six full, yielding four earned runs. He would have ended up with the win had not Andrew Bailey coughed up a game-tying home run in the seventh to Edwin Encanarcion. The Red Sox had big offensive nights from Dustin Pedroia (3 for 5), Jacoby Ellsbury (2 for 5, 2 RBIs), Jose Iglesias (2 for 4) and Stephen Drew (2 for 2, 2 RBIs)—who left the game with a tight right hamstring. After Bailey, the bullpen was solid—with Andrew Miller and Koji Uehara (4th save) closing it out.