After the Red Sox lost the longest postseason game in major-league history on Friday, Kinsler took full responsibility for helping breathe life into the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won the contest in the 18th inning thanks to a walk-off home run from Max Muncy.
"There’s nothing they can say in that room to make me feel better," Kinsler said after Boston’s 3-2 loss, according to Nicole Yang of Boston.com.
Kinsler's reason for being upset came courtesy of an error he made in the 13th inning. With his team ahead 2-1 with two outs, he had an opportunity to end the game after fielding Yasiel Puig's grounder up the middle. Kinsler rushed the play and threw the ball wide, allowing Muncy to score the game-tying run.
During his post-game comments, Kinsler offered an apology to teammate Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi wound up taking the loss in Game 3 despite throwing six solid innings of relief for the Red Sox.
It was a rough night for the 36-year-old Kinsler