Andrew Bailey owes Jonny Gomes a steak dinner. Or something.
After Bailey blew yet another save to fire up the closer controversy machine for another go, Gomes sent the fans hope happy after all with a two-run walk-off home run. The blast over the Monster capped off a doubleheader sweep for the Sox, who outlasted the Rays in Game 1 and outpitched them in Game 2.
Felix Doubront had the best game of his big-league career on Tuesday night, but he won’t have the win to go with it. That’s probably OK in the end, because his team won, and the players will tell you that’s what really matters.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is naming Gomes our “Closing Argument” player of the game. Who’s yours?