I'll say this in all sincerity - it is absolutely essential the Phillies win Game 3.
I know it's hard to grasp the thought of this game, in a World Series that's tied 1-1, as a must-win game. But if Jamie Moyer is able to bottle the stuff that made him a 16-game winner during the regular year (and he was 6-4 with a 4.91 at home, so it's dicey he'll be able to control the Rays hitters), and the Phillies regain their mojo with RISP, then...
They have Joe Blanton, who's been their second best pitcher in the post-season, for Game 4.
And they have Cole Hamels, who handled the Rays without his best fastball in Game 1, in the potential clincher.
Man I like my odds if I'm Philadelphia in that scenario.
Lose Game 3, and all of a sudden you're looking at Brett Meyers and Moyer having to win either Game 6 or 7 in Tampa. And I'm assuming that Blanton beats Tampa in all these scenarios.
Philly's gotta have tonight.
Now let's hope the rainy skies clear up long enough to get the game in.
Finally, some friends of the family, who recently relocated from here to New Jersey, have tickets to tonight's game. Hopefully we'll have evidence of that at some point tonight/tomorrow.
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