ST. LOUIS — You might not be able to measure the intangibles that Jonny Gomes brings to the Red Sox, but you can measure the distance of the three-run homer he hit in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series. It traveled 387 fist-pumping, chest-thumping feet, according to the good folks at ESPN.
You can also measure the impact it had on Game 4. It was the biggest hit of the game, and like an earthquake shifted the landscape of the series. The Sox now know that they’re returning to Boston, after knotting the series, two games apiece, with a 4-2 victory on Sunday night at Busch Stadium.