They won't die. The Red Sox just don't go away. They are a tough out and as much as I dislike them, I admire that as defending World Champs, they are making it difficult for the young Rays, who kicked away a shot at going to the World Serious last night. Evan Longoria with an awful play in the eighth (after making a nice pick) and then Gabe Gross with perhaps the worst pressure throw in recent memory helped the Sox tie the game. It was a forgone conclusion that the Sox would win it in the ninth. When Carlos Pena came to bat with runners on first and second and just one out in the top of the inning, Chip Carey said, "Pena's only hit into two double plays all year..."
The kiss of death...Thanks, Skip.
Hey, the Rays now have a painful moment they've got to live with. They broke their cherry.
Funny thing is, I still think the Rays will win this series, in six. As a friend of mine pointed out last night, my belief about momentum vanished after that Albert Pujols dinger off Brad Lidge didn't secure the series for the Cards a few years back. I sure wouldn't be surprised if the Sox took it in seven. Upset, yes? Shocked, no.