How would the Boston Red Sox respond after a crushing Game 3 loss? Just a dramatic win of their own in Game 4 of the World Series.
The Red Sox tied the series up 2-2 with a 4-2 win behind strong pitching and timely hitting.
Tony Massarotti and Gary Tanguay discussed on Playoff Central how the Red Sox are able to respond to adversity.
“The resiliency of this team it really is unbelievable,” Massarotti said. “You have guys moving around, coming in last minute after losing a heartbreaking game the night before. This is what they’ve been all year long. And you cannot possibility give them enough credit.”
Jonny Gomes had the big hit of the night, as his three-run homerun in the sixth inning gave the Red Sox a 4-1 lead. Gomes wasn’t even supposed to play, but with Shane Victorino being a late scratch with back stiffness, Gomes was inserted into the lineup.
“He wasn’t going to play tonight and people were okay with that,” Tanguay said. “And just because of circumstances and fate, he hits the three-run bomb. I think tonight he was probably one of the most unlikely candidates to do that.”