ST. LOUIS — Sunday night's bizarre ending necessitated a pep talk to rookie
The chat was to make sure Wong didn't put the weight of the Cardinals' 4-2 loss to the
"The message most importantly being that was not the reason we lost the game," said
The second consecutive bizarre ending has tested the mettle of both teams. The Red Sox lost Game 3 on an obstruction call on third baseman
Red Sox rookie reliever Brandon Workman had a quick answer when asked whether he had seen two playoff games end in such a bizarre manner.
"We never made the playoffs in any of my years in the minor leagues," Workman said.
With Tuesday serving as a day off, it's possible right fielder Shane Victorino could return to the Red Sox lineup for Game 6.
"Rather than putting ourselves in a position where, if we've got to make a move and force our hand to eliminate a player, this way we can use him at our discretion," Farrell said. "So he's available."
"His words were spot on," Farrell said. "I walked down close by and heard what he said."
Ortiz observed the Red Sox batters weren't displaying normal at-bats and felt his teammates needed a jolt.
First is best
With his three-run home run Sunday, the Red Sox's
The others were