I was close to turning off the T.V. last night after a B.J. Upton double slammed off the Green Monster, giving the Rays pa 7-0 lead an effectively sealing the fate of the Red Sox for 2008. However, I chose to watch as I thought I'd be cool to watch the Rays celebrate. I completely forgot that you just can't count the Sox out in October.
David Ortiz actually decided to show up for the first time in the post-season, connecting for a huge three-run shot off of Grant "I throw only fastballs that I can't locate" Balfour and J.D. Drew ended it with a walk off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.
It's starting to look eerily similar to last year when the Red Sox came back from a 3-1 deficit against the Indians, though that might be getting ahead of ourselves.
I'll tell you this much. If the Red Sox somehow manage to win Game 6 we'll have a Philly - Red Sox final. October baseball is awesome.