Game 5: To Be Continued

Chris BrooksCorrespondent IOctober 28, 2008
After the top half of the sixth inning was completed and the Rays, down three games to one, scored the game-tying run when B.J. Upton scored from second, the game could not continue. It was pouring and I asked myself, why are they still out there? The infield was under water. After the third out was made by Philly, out came the tarp.

During a press conference with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, league umpires and managers, the game was suspended until Wednesday night at 8 p.m. For the first time ever, a World Series game was suspended, to be completed the next day.

Man, I feel bad for those who have to work, or Tampa fans who had to fly back to Tampa in hopes of a game six. So where do they go from here? The game will start in the bottom of the sixth with the game still tied 2-2.

Scott Kazmir pitched four innings allowing two runs, four hits and walking six batters. Grant Balfour pitched the fifth inning, but it is uncertain who will be on the mound when Tampa plays tonight with their season hanging in the balance.

Cole Hamels, who was attempting to become the first pitcher to go 5-0 in a post-season pitched six innings, allowing two earned run on five hits. Philly took an early 2-0 lead in the first after Shane Victorino singled to left, scoring Jayson Werth and Chase Utley.

In the fourth, Evan Longoria singled to center, scoring Carlos Pena and Upton scored on a Pena single just before the game was suspending after five and a half innings.

Will the Phils be crowned world champions for the first time in 28 years or will Tampa force a game six at the Trop. Find out tonight, rain permitting!