Last night was basically a must-win for the Phillies, and win they did behind the brilliant pitching of Cole Hamels, Ryan Madson, and Brad Lidge, and the occasionally timely hitting of Chase Utley and Jayson Werth.
Tonight, the tables are turned, and the Rays are the ones in the must-win situation; lose, and they face the specter of going into Philadelphia down 0-2, and needing to win two out of three games just to survive.
Mr. Flighty himself, Brett Myers, goes for the Phillies tonight. I think this is almost an ideal situation for Myers and his ego; they don't HAVE TO have this game, but if they win, Brett can be the rock star hero. BIG GAME James Shields goes for the Rays.
Silly Goose Prediction Time: Phils win 6-4, Howard takes Shields deep, Longoria goes longorious for the Rays.
By the way, these game threads with over 500 comments have recently been nuking my five year old laptop. Keep an eye out for an overflow comment thread or two to spring up somewhere during tonight's action.