Game 2 of the ALDS continues on Saturday night for the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays. Join us for our free MLB picks for Game 2 of this series, as these two teams battle it out at Fenway Park.
ALDS Game 2 Picks: Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, October 5th, 5:30 ET
Location: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Rays vs. Red Sox Live TV: TBS
Tampa Bay Rays (David Price) -112
Boston Red Sox (John Lackey) +106
The Pirates and the Braves both suffered pretty bad losses in the first games of their respective series, and both of them bounced back to level their series at a game apiece yesterday. Can the Rays to the same thing today? They had better hope that they can, or they are going to be in a world of hurt coming home on Monday against this Boston side which has one of the best offenses in the game. That said, LHP David Price is going to want to hear none of it. Price pitched a complete game against the Rangers in Game 163 on Monday, and he looks primed for yet another awesome start in this one if he can get some early run support as he did two games ago. He’s opposing RHP John Lackey, who really was the second best pitcher that Boston had for most of the season in spite of the fact that he doesn’t have some of the numbers that you would expect to see out of a legitimate ace.
The wheels sort of fell off the Rays on Friday when OF Wil Myers essentially committed the error of the game. It went in the books as a ground rule double, but Myers botching up in the outfield cost the team five runs in an inning, and it all collapsed from there. If there is a team that has the grit to come back from a 10-run defeat, it is Tampa Bay, as the team never knows how to die. Yesterday was a bad day. Today will be a day where Manager Joe Maddon wakes up, goes to a Starbucks, and fills out his lineup card, just like any other day. It’s time to hit the reset button and get ready for a whole new series, as the Rays are going to do the job and get out of Beantown with a split.
Rays @ Red Sox Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -112
Rays @ Red Sox Score Prediction: Red Sox 6 – Rays 4