Welcome back to another episode on your Over the Monster Podcast feed. We’ve been coming at you every morning after (most) every game of this postseason run, and today we have the last of the reaction pods. As I’m sure you know if you’re reading this, the Red Sox were eliminated Friday night in a 5-0 loss to the Astros.
For this final reaction pod, we have Matt and Bob taking you through the final game of the 2021 season. The discussion starts with the offense, or the very apparent lack thereof. Credit is given to Houston’s pitching, who managed to get through the last couple of games without having to use the vulnerable part of their bullpen. That, along with otherworldly performances from their starters, propelled them to victory. Which is not to say the offense itself held no blame, because they worked some bad at bats as the game went along and they started to press.
The conversation also touches on a strong performance from Nathan Eovaldi as well as the decision to pull him in the fifth when they did. That is one of a few managerial moves discussed, along with hitting Danny Santana and not using Garrett Whitlock at all. Though, of course, it is mentioned many times that while these decisions were frustrating most everything else was largely moot with the offense failing to score a single run on the night.
We’ll be back with more shows in the offseason, but in the meantime we hope you enjoyed this show and the rest of the recap shows. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, and we’ll be back with you to set up the winter ahead in no time.