They don't make them much stranger than this one. A back-and-forth game that the Sox somehow managed to climb back into not once, but twice. Questionable decisions about the use of pitchers. A game ending on an obstruction call.
Gary Tanguay and Tony Massarotti break down the madness.
"Obviously [John Farrell] wasn't prepared to manage a National League game because he burned his bench early, should Doubront have stayed in the game, pinch-hitting Gomes without anybody on, so forth and so on," says Gary Tanguay.
But it's not all on Farrell. Mazz points out a common denominator between the losses in Games 2 and 3.
"This is now the second straight game the Red Sox have given away with their inability to throw the ball to third base."