The essence of this World Series for me came down to Johnny Gomes’ at-bat in Game 4. Not the at-bat, the three run home run that effectively won the game and arguably turned the Series’ tide. I mean instead Gomes’ previous, forgotten at-bat, which was pure Boston.
Amid the joy of the last few days, it is hard to remember how vulnerable we felt going into the fifth inning of Game 4, how grumpy we were becoming with the bottom half of our line-up. St. Louis had won two in a row, the second on an umpire’s call. We were down 2 games to 1 and St. Louis could win the Series at home where they had lost only once in the playoffs. Clay Buchholz’s arm was mush, the unremarkable Lance Lynn was making it look easy. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.