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Jonny Gomes will be good, eventually

Unfazed by slow start, Red Sox outfielder says he doesn't have a panic button

Updated: May 16, 2013, 12:54 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jonny Gomes isn't hitting. He assumes you've noticed. He expects it's making you anxious. He thinks you should know that it's happened before. And that better days are coming. They always have.

Not only for him, but for the Red Sox. Worried?

"You're not going to hear it around here," Gomes said. "You'd think we were undefeated around here.

"Hey, I was with a team that was 13 games out in mid-August last year," he said, referring to his year in Oakland. ...

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