Tampa Bay Rays


Phillies Should Be Worried

Just a couple of quotes I received immediately as the game finished last night…

“Boston needs a Price check”

“David Price is Money”

“The Price is Right”

This kid, David Price, out of Vandy and the #1 pick really proved his worth last night. Still a rookie, being thrown into a bases-loaded, 2 outs situation in the 8th inning of a game 7 and he did not flinch. Struck out J.D. Drew, then struck out two of four batters he faced in the 9th to kill any Red Sox rally. Yes he’s going to be a remarkable starter but the Rays really need to use him as the closer for the World Series.

I’ll say Tampa Bay in 5 which I know will not sit well with some Phillies fan I know but such is this season. Tampa Bay was not supposed to win the AL East. They were not supposed to get out of the first round. They were not supposed to come back after blowing a 7-0 lead in a close-out game. They were not supposed to win game 7 after falling behind.

Phillies are a good team but Tampa Bay played against quality opponents the entire year, had to hold off the Yankees, Red Sox and even held their own again Anaheim. Let’s face it, Philadelphia played no competition close to that in the National League and having the first two games at the trop should make all the difference in this series.

I was tempted to call sweep but I’ll say Philly wins one in their building. Tampa in 5.