First Joe Carter, then Ronde Barber, now mother nature. Now its not only players and teams that are keeping Philly teams from winning championships but now nature wont even allow it. Game 5 of the World Series was postponed last night do to pouring rains, the first time in history that a World Series game is suspended.
In the top of the 6th inning, the Rays got a RBI from Carlos Pena after BJ Upton slip ‘n slided into second base on a stolen base, tying the game at 2. Within minutes the tarp was on the field and MLB brass decided that the game will try and be resumed tonight at 8pm.
After 25 years of playoff heartache after playoff heartache, the Phils are now this close to winning the World Series, up 2-0 in the first inning, this close to breaking the 100 season title drought and Mother Nature rains on the parade ruins the evening and we have to wait, hopefully, only one more day.
Whenever the game picks up, it will be top of the 6th inning Ryan Howard (I hope this is right, think I remember hearing/knowing that) leading off most likely against Ray rookie phenom David Price who could be called to pitch multiple innings in the 2-2 game as the Phillies are now 3 ½ innings away from the title.
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In an amazing 3 inning run, the Boston Red Sox went from seven outs away from elimination to forcing game 6 in Tampa Saturday night. The Rays came out and jumped on Boston ace Daisuke Matsuzaka as BJ Upton continues his tear, belting a 2 run home run staking the Rays to the 1st inning lead. The Rays home run derby they’ve put on throughout the series continued in the 3rd as Carlos Pena crushed one over the monster stretching the lead to 4-0. In the 5th the long balls continued, this time Evan Longoria hit a solo blast, expanding the lead to 5-0. In the top of the 7th Upton was once again did more damage with his bat doubling home a couple more runs, the lead was 7-0 and the Boston faithful were heading for home, thinking their season was over.
Then with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th, Dustin Pedroia got a big 2 out single plating Jed Lowrie, setting the stage for Big Papi, who delivered a 3 run blast down the right field line closing the gap to 7-4, and the rally was on. In the 8th 215 eternal villain, JD Drew pulled the Sawx closer with a 2 run homer and Coco Crisp finally completed the comeback, tying the game 7-7. Then in the bottom of the 9th, JD Doosh hit a the game winning single scoring Kevin Youkilis from second, and the Red Soxs somehow forced a game 6 in Tropicana Field Saturday night.
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Tagged as ALCS, Baseball, Big Papi, BJ Upton, Boston Red Sox, Carlos Pena, Coco Crisp, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dice K, Dustin Pedroia, Evan Longoria, JD Drew, Jed Lowrie, Kevin Youkilis, MLB, Sawx, Sports, Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field