This deserves it's own thread, better late than never.
So far the series has gone according to Hoyle IMO. We all knew Hamels was a beast and that Kazmir was shaky for game one. Hamels did his thing and then Madson and Lidge came in to slam the door. Kazmir pitched better than expected and the Rays bullpen also came up big in game 1. Lost by a run, but it could have gone either way. It could have been a blowout if Philly had capitalized on their RISP opportunities.
Game 2 was Shields vs Myers. Shields had pitched relatively well in rounds 1 and 2 but had no wins to show for it. Myers had a solid September after sinking all the way to the minors in June. The Rays played some small ball and mixed in some solid defense and pitching to hold off the Phils and tie up the series. Again, the Phils lack of RISP scoring doomed them, as they could have easily left the Trop up 2-0.
Now the Series shifts to Philly for the next 3 games. With heavy rain in the forecast for game 3, I feel this really helps Philly more than it helps us. Instead of Blanton vs Sonnanstine in game 4, we would have to face Hamels again a game early. If Philly wins game 3 in the matchup of Garza and Moyer, and Hamels dominates again in game 4, a 3-1 hole would be tough to climb out of. So Game 3 on Sunday if it gets pushed back, will be a series decider IMO.