Just a quick post on a few things I wanted to say about this game.
The last playoff game was in 2009 when the Twins defeated the Tigers in the Metrodome completing their huge comeback to win the AL Central. Tonight the Rays and Rangers will battle it out to play the Indians on Wednesday. The Indians will be tough to beat at this point but it’s possible, especially with Joe Maddon’s genius or the Rangers offense.
Predicted score for Tonight: Rays 6 Rangers 5
The Rangers lost last years one game Wild Card at home, the Rays have the pitching advantage tonight, as they put the ball into David Price’s hand while Martin Pérez may struggle in his first playoff appearance. Last time Price pitched a game in the postseason against the Rangers he gave up 3 runs in 6.2 innings. He’s an even better pitcher now. Price needs to prove his lowered walk rate in this game and show that he is the ace of the Rays
An x-factor in this game is definitely Delmon Young, he lights up in the postseason and is known for hitting huge home runs.
I like both teams line-ups tonight. Matt Joyce could have the biggest impact off of the bench
Remember this is a one game playoff, so basically anything can happen.