I’m officially done predicting winners for games in the World Series. After quickly predicting the Phillies would win Game 2 at the bottom of my post yesterday… they lost, 4-2.
B.J. Upton continued his postseason domination in Game 2, going 2-4 at the plate with one run scored and an RBI. The Rays centerfielder scored on a fielder’s choice groundout to short by Evan Longoria in the bottom of the first, and knocked in catcher Dioner Navarro on a single to right in the bottom of the second. Navarro and shortstop Jason Bartlett also had two hits for the Rays.
Bartlett had a nice game in his own right, going 2-2 at the plate with a sacrifice bunt /
suicide safety squeeze that scored Cliff Floyd. What a move of trickery! I didn’t know Floyd had it in him. Longoria and first baseman Carlos Pena knocked in the other Rays runs. Pena got it started when he into a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the first, scoring Akinori Iwamura.
James Shields wasn’t dominant, allowing 7 hits in 5.7 innings. He did hold the Phillies scoreless and strikeout 4, however.
The Phillies light wasn’t as bright in Game 2. Only Shane Victorino, catcher Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard had multiple hits. Pinch hit DH Eric Bruntlett hit a solo home run to left for the Phils in the top of the 8th, and Ruiz scored on an Evan Longoria error in the bottom of the 9th.
No predictions for Game 3… it’s back in Philadelphia.