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World Series Game 3 : Rays At Phillies (1-1)

Update (7:23 p.m.): According to Comcast SportsNet, the game may start at around 9:30 p.m.

Game 3 : 2008 World Series
Series tied 1-1
Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

8:35 p.m. / 60, cloudy
Matt Garza (11-9, 3.70 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (16-7, 3.71 ERA)

The Phillies begin their absolute final three-game series of the season, the middle three games of the World Series. Jamie Moyer makes his first career World Series start, as he’ll face Matt Garza of the Rays.

News & Notes

Garza was ALCS MVP and carries a 2-1 record with a 3.32 ERA in the postseason. … Moyer has been unequivocally the Phils worst starter in the postseason, going 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA. Before the World Series, he was the only Phillie pitcher to suffer a loss. … Garza has never faced the Phillies before, and only Matt Stairs (1-for-10) has a record against him. … Carlos Pena is hitting 10-for-20 with two home runs against Moyer, while Carl Crawford is hitting 9-for-19 against the veteran left-hander. … Moyer will overtake Roger Clemens to become the second-oldest man to start a World Series game. … For his lifetime, Moyer is 8-4 with a 2.85 ERA in 15 starts against Tampa Bay. … Jayson Werth’s error in game two was his first in right field this season. … The Rays recorded no extra-base hits in game two, while the Phils had four.

The Lineup

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

Your Gamenight Beer

Tonight our Philly boy hits the hill to mow down the Rays. Jamie Moyer has waited for this moment all his life — no doubt he’s going to throw the game of his life. Open up a Philadelphia Ale from Yards and enjoy. Open up a couple. Celebrate. I’m saying it now — our boy is going to do us proud. Let’s go Jamie, and let’s go Phillies!

Go Phillies!

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