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World Series Game 2 : Phillies (1-0) At Rays

Game 2 : 2008 World Series
Phillies lead 1-0
Philadelphia Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

8:29 p.m. / 72, fair
Brett Myers (10-13 4.55 ERA) vs. James Shields (14-8, 3.56 ERA)

Brett Myers takes the mound in game two of the World Series agiainst the Rays. James Shields goes for Tampa Bay, who trails the Phils 1-0 in the series.

News & Notes

Myers is 2-0 with a 5.25 ERA in the postseason, with a bunch of runs coming off the bat of Manny Ramirez. … Shields is 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA in the postseason. … Phillies hitters haven’t seen much of Shields, besides Matt Stairs, who has just three hits off him in 20 at bats. One was a home run. … Brett Myers hasn’t seen the Rays, either, but has faced Cliff Floyd a bunch. The lefty is 12-for-33 against Myers with three home runs. … The Rays hit .267 against right-handed pitching, while just .246 against lefties. … The Rays hit just .230 against “power” pitchers, of which Myers could be described as. Against “finesse” pitchers, the Rays rake at .280. … Greg Dobbs is your designated hitter, while Pedro Feliz plays third base, mainly because of the turf.

The Lineup

Jimmy Rollins / SS
Jayson Werth / RF
Chase Utley / 2B
Ryan Howard / 1B
Pat Burrell / LF
Shane Victorino / CF
Greg Dobbs / DH
Pedro Feliz / 3B
Carlos Ruiz / C

Your Gamenight Beer

Here’s Anchor Steam’s Anchor Porter. A very good beer, it’ll fill you up right while you watch the offense go to work in game two. Myers needs a good start, something like 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 K? Just something good. Nothing would taste sweeter than a 2-0 lead coming home, and the Redneck Express can bring it tonight. Let’s do it!

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