Well, this is thoroughly depressing. Facing the most important game of the season for them, the Rays have imploded in spectacular fashion. David Price allowed two home runs and six runs in only four innings, while the Rays’ offense has only mustered two hits all night against the Yankees. To make matters even worse, the Yankees have mainly been starting their minor league arms, throwing eight different pitchers and shutting down the Rays with every single one.
Meanwhile, in Baltimore, the Red Sox are currently leading the Orioles 3-2. They are stuck in a rain delay — and MLB won’t end the game early, but will force them to finish the game no matter what — but the game is in the bottom of the 7th inning already. The Orioles have had some chances to score in the game so far, but Boston’s defense has been superb and threw out one runner at the plate.
It looks as though the Rays will have to hope that the Orioles can make a dramatic comeback if they want to force a one-game playoff with the Red Sox. The odds are firmly against them at this point, though.