Jonny Gomes Predicted He’d “Shine” Sunday Before Game 4

Source: NESN Staff

red sox 17-42-12Jonny Gomes is that guy who scares everyone to death by predicting victories — but with Gomes, it always seems to end with champagne and an Army helmet.

As teammate Ryan Dempster tells it, Gomes has been predicting things since he joined the Red Sox, and Sunday night — when he found himself back in the starting lineup after Shane Victorino was scratched with injury — he was predicting success again.

When Gomes got the news that he would start, he headed into the Sox’ clubhouse bathroom and started smoothing his beard.

He told his teammates he had gotten the call.

“Yep, this is my turn to shine,” Gomes responded.