This week’s obscure but telling facts from statistician Chuck Waseleski of Millers Falls (through Friday):
Jonny Gomes is batting .467 (7 for 15) in the ninth inning.
Red Sox pitchers have allowed 12 ninth-inning home runs and 31 home runs from the seventh inning on.
Dustin Pedroia is batting .303 with two strikes.
With two outs, Stephen Drew is batting .303 with 22 RBIs.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia is batting .324 from the seventh inning on.
Opponents are hitting .520 against Ryan Dempster on his first pitch.