It's a matchup of 2 houston area high school phenoms in tonight's game as Josh Beckett goes up against Scott Kazmir. The Rays absolutely must win this game lest they go back to Boston down 0-2. If they find themselves in that situation, Tampa's seen their last playoff game for at least a year.
God knows what'll happen tonight. Should be a great pitching matchup but Boston has beaten up Kazmir this year -- 18 ER in 18 IP. Beckett's been quite good vs. TB this year (2.07 ERA) but the Rays have seen him 5 times already. If they don't hit him tonight, it won't be from a lack of familiarity.
As always, check out the sbnation postseason portal w/ links to the Rays and Sox sites or just enjoy the talk here. Let's go Rays. If for no other reason, than to get 6 or 7 out of the series.