He’s hitting .183 on the season. His slugging percentage (.310) would be good if it were his batting average. The supposed lefty-masher has just six hits (albeit two home runs) in 37 at-bats against left-handed pitching – in other words, half his strikeout total in those plate appearances (12).
Nonetheless, despite going hitless last night, Jonny Gomes still sacrificed (terrible pun intended) personal statistics for the sake of the team on Friday night, driving in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over the Minnesota Twins. He also scored the game-tying run earlier in the contest to set up his extra inning heroics.