Game 2: Phillies (Myers) at Tampa Bay (Shields), 8 p.m. on Fox.
What we learned in Game 1: Cole Hamels was better than Scott Kazmir. Not not by a lot, but by just enough. And the Rays need to get a lead before the eighth inning, because Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge aren’t going to give it up.
What could happen tonight: Which Brett Myers will show up? That will determine this game. Just for the record, I’ve covered roughly 50 Yankees-Rays games the last three years and never once heard James Shield referred to as “Big Game.” Where did that come from?
The respected Baseball Analysts site asked assorted writers and bloggers to make their World Series predictions. I had the Rays in six and I’m sticking with it. They’ll lose to Hamels twice and win the other four games.