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Open Thread - World Series Game 2

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.


Philadelphia Phillies @ Tampa Bay Rays

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