Gomes: Sac-fly throw a 'real tough play'

Gomes: Sac-fly throw a 'real tough play'
October 25, 2013, 1:30 am
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After looking dominant in Game 1 of the World Series, the Boston Red Sox could not carry the momentum over to Game 2.

The Red Sox let a 2-1 lead in the seventh inning slip away as the St. Louis Cardinals tied the series 1-1 with a 4-2 win with the series shifting to St. Louis.

Jonny Gomes joined Gary Tanguay, Lou Merloni, and Tony Massarotti on Playoff Central to discuss the seventh inning, where his throw to the plate on a sacrifice fly resulted in a game-changing play.

“To tell you the truth, real tough play,” Gomes said. “It probably would have been one of the best strong throws and on the dot of my career if that would have happened. But, you can’t throw everyone out…Once it skimmed under his glove, it got a little out of hand and that might have been the game.”

Gomes and the rest of the offense had to deal with Michael Wacha on the night, who gave up two runs on 114 pitches in six innings.

“I don’t think he has thrown 100 pitches before in his young career,” Gomes said. “With that being said, we did work him for the opportunity if we do face him again. He has his reports on us. He has that plus-plus changeup. A couple swing and misses, but a really good job of laying off the ones in the dirt.”