In the ALCS, the Tampa Bay Rays dropped game 1 to the Red Sox, 2-0. In the second contest, the team's offense woke up, winning 9-8 in the first volley of what was eventually a 7-game series victory. After last night's close contest that saw the Rays vanquished 3-2 by the Phillies, they are looking again for the same Game Two magic. Taking the mound for the Rays will be James Shields, who sported a 14-8 record and 3.56 ERA, as well as a 4:1 strikeout/walk ratio in the regular season. He will be opposed by the Phils' Brett Myers, who was inconsistent in the 2008 campaign, muddling through to a 10-13 record and 4.55 ERA.
Game time is 5:29 Pacific Time. Try not to fill up the thread before first pitch.
10/22/08 5:35 PM PDT
|Philadelphia Phillies||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Jimmy Rollins - SS||Akinori Iwamura - 2B|
|Jayson Werth - RF||B.J. Upton - CF|
|Chase Utley - 2B||Carlos Pena - 1B|
|Ryan Howard - 1B||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Pat Burrell - LF||Carl Crawford - LF|
|Shane Victorino - CF||Willy Aybar - DH|
|Pedro Feliz - 3B||Dioner Navarro - C|
|Chris Coste - DH||Ben Zobrist - RF|
|Carlos Ruiz - C||Jason Bartlett - SS|
|2008 - Brett Myers||10-13||4.55||1.38||163||65|
|2008 - James Shields||14-8||3.56||1.15||160||40|