Gomes: Can only imagine atmosphere at Fenway for Game 6

Gomes: Can only imagine atmosphere at Fenway for Game 6
October 29, 2013, 1:15 am
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Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joined CSNNE's Lou Merloni after the Sox' 3-1 win over the Cardinals in Game 5.

The two discussed the outstanding performances of Jon Lester on the mound, and timely hitting of Sox batters.

"I guess to really sum it all up I really like our chances when Jon Lester hands the ball to Koji [Uehara]," Gomes said.

Lester and Uehara combined to limit the Cardinals offense Monday night, a lineup that consists of Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran, among others.

But out of all the hitters in the Series, David Ortiz as by far been the most dangerous.

"It seems like he just hates the sound of the ball hitting the glove," Gomes said. "It seems like that just really bothers him when the ball hits the glove. We're all facing the same guy he is. He's making this game look too easy. Again, I'm just so fortunate to be on his team. I catch myself not quite getting too ready on the on-deck circle because I just turn into a fan, when it's about to happen, I have the best seat in the house. Obviously what he's doing is pretty remarkable at this big stage, but this is what, the third postseason he has done it."

Ortiz wasn't the only effective Sox batter. David Ross came through with a go-ahead RBI double later in the game.

"Huge double. Timely hitting," Gomes said. "Probably not known for his offense . . . When you talk about what Jon Lester did tonight with no shakes. The confidence that Jon has in David and David has in Jon. When you have the ability to shut your mind off and follow the catcher, it says a lot about the catcher."

Now, the Red Sox return to Boston up 3-2 in the series with the ability to close things out Wednesday night.

"I can only imagine being in that Sox uniform inside Fenway what that atmosphere is going to be like," Gomes said.