Game 3: Tampa Bay (Matt Garza) at Philadelphia (Jamie Moyer), 8 p.m. on Fox.
You can’t get a much more disparate pitching matchup, can you? Garza is a 24-year-old right-hander who will throw a fastball almost exclusively. He has pitched 19 innings in the postseason, allowing 15 hits and striking out 18. His ERA is 3.32.
Moyer, who turns 46 next month, is a lefty who wants to throw pretty much anything but his fastball. He has been getting crushed in the postseason, lasting 5.1 innings in two starts and allowing eight earned runs on 10 hits.
Meanwhile, it’s supposed to start raining soon in Philadelphia. If this game is delayed by rain, the television ratings could take a beating. Especially with Penn State-Ohio State on ABC, Notre Dame on ESPN2 and Alabama on ESPN at 8.
If you’re watching, enjoy the game.
UPDATE, 4:57 p.m.: This has nothing to do with baseball. But the police chief of Harrison, N.Y., called out Isiah Thomas for covering up his drug overdose yesterday by saying it was his daughter.
What a thing to do to your own child. And his son was in on the cover-up. You have to feel badly for the guy’s family. But this confirms all those reports about what a snake Thomas was when he was coaching the Knicks.
Meanwhile, if you follow Rutgers football (and I do), Mike Teel has somehow thrown for 311 yards and five touchdowns in the first half against Pittsburgh. That’s right, in the first half.
And it’s pouring in Philadelphia.
UPDATE, 8:26 p.m: As you have likely figured out by now, Game 3 is being delayed by rain. As some sit-com plays on Fox, millions of Americans have switched to college football games on other networks.
UPDATE, 9:45 p.m.: They’re introducing the teams now and there will be a Game 3 of the Series tonight.