Monday, October 11, 2010

Rangers-Rays Game 5

So tomorrow is game 5 of the ALDS between the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays. The pitching matchup if a rematch of the Game 1 starters Cliff Lee and David Price. Cliff Lee improved his remarkable postseason record to 5-0 with a WHIP of 0.8. David Price meanwhile struggled in his first postseason start in taking the lost.

After falling down 0-2 by losing both games at home, the Rays showed some character by winning two in Arlington to bring the series to a decisive 5th game. The Rangers have never won a playoff series before while the Rays have won 2 series including a decisive game 7 two years ago against the Boston Red Sox.

The Rays are a slight -114 favorite and in all honesty probably the better team. However, I do not like to pick against Pitchers that have a proven track record when it matters most so I am going to have to go with Cliff Lee and Rangers to advance to the ALCS.

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