"We are confident. We like to go into every game thinking that we can win,” said Tampa Bay Rays outfielder B.J. Upton. That’s the spirit boys!
The final score of Game 2 of the World Series was 4-2 and the plays were all over the board: grounders from Carlos Pena and Evan Longoria in the first, an RBI single from Upton in the second and a safety squeeze from Jason Bartlett in the fourth. It was teamwork at its finest at Tropicana Field yesterday night.
Yet, despite the 180˚ turn the Tampa Bay Rays have made this season, there are still some baseball fans out there that are unsure of our teams’ merit. In today’s newspaper, the New York Times posed the question “Was it the skill of the Rays’ pitchers or the flop of the Phillies’ hitters that tied up the World Series, one game apiece?” Whatever it was (I’m leaning towards skill, but that’s just me), let’s try and do it again.
After a disappointing Game 1 loss and an exciting and well-deserved Game 2 win, the Rays are en route to Philadelphia where ALCS MVP Matt Garza is scheduled to pitch in Game 3 tomorrow night. Make sure you tune in to cheer on the home team.