Gresh & Zo were joined Monday morning by Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe. The conversation opened up with Kolten Wong of the St. Louis Cardinals getting picked off at first base by Red Sox closer Koji Uehara to end Game 4, evening the series at 2-2. Shaughnessy compared it to another playoff blunder that fans around here remember well.
“You cannot have that happen. He [Wong] was crying afterwards. He stood in front of his locker and took all the questions. He really cares. He’ll be fine. It’s not a Buckner kind of moment where it’s gonna hang with him forever. It was bad, but I think there’s enough else going on here where he’ll be okay.”
The baseball insider also gave his opinion on the obstruction call that ended Game 3 and what moves manager John Farrell should make going forward, including how to manage the starters and what to do with shortstop Stephen Drew.
The final game in St. Louis is scheduled for Monday night with Jon Lester squaring off against Adam Wainwright. Shaughnessy previewed the matchup of the aces with simply, “Both teams have the guy they want out there tonight.”
Listen to Dan Shaughnessy’s take on the World Series: