8:00 PM ET from Tropicana Field
Outcome: So my Cole prediction for last game was pretty close. I said “7.2 IP, 5 Hs, 2 ER, 8 Ks”. His ending stat line was: 7.0 IP, 5 Hs, 2 ER, and 5 Ks. Damn good call if I do say so myself.
Now onto tonights game. Brett Myers against James Shields. How bad did Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard look last night. Well I’m pretty happy that JRoll will be turned around at the plate and batting leftie for the most part. He looked terrible on the right side last night. Ryan should see some better pitches as well from the rightie, Shields.
Brett Myers takes the hill for his first ever World Series appearance as that seems to be the theme between these two young ball clubs. Myers will be juiced beyond belief for tonight’s game and I bet he coems out a little TOO juiced and gives up some early hits, only to settle in and cruise through six solid (notice I didnt say strong) innings. As long as we can get him some support we should be able to hold on a for 2 – 0 series lead heading back to the Illa. I see this being a high scoring affair and the Phils able to outlast the streaky Rays.
Final: PHI 8 TB 5
Player of the Game: Chase Utley – 3 for 4, SB, 2 Rs, 2 RBIs