Privately, I kind of hope the Phillies will win the World Series. I live in the outskirts of Phillies country and would like the city to finally win something.
This season also just doesn’t feel right for the Tampa Bay DEVIL Rays. C’mon, going from worst team in the league last season to World Series Champs?!
The Rays are a nice team. They are young and loaded with talent. I’m not in love with their pitching, but no one can resist that lineup. Years of no. 1 draft picks allows you to develop a good, young team.
Cole Hamels takes the mound tonight, and he has been money this postseason. In October, the best pitching usually prevails.
While I do think the Phillies win the series, they probably lose tonight’s game. I don’t think the best pitcher on the mound tonight will lead to a victory.
Here are several reasons why the Phillies will not win Game 1 of the World Series:
- The Phillies lost the first road game in the DCS and LCS. Tonight’s game is in Tampa.
- They haven’t played a game in a week.
- The Ray Team
- B.J. Upton
- Evan Longoria (whose injury killed me during fantasy baseball playoffs)
- Jimmy Rollins never guaranteed a win
If I come up with more during the day, I will add them. (LAST UPDATE: 11:15 AM). List below why the Phillies will win if you are convinced they are taking Game 1.