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DRaysBay Playoff Podcast Series: ALDS Game 2 Instant Reaction

Brett Rutherford, Danny Russell, and Brett Phillips giving all the praise to “The Stable” after the Rays tie the series at 1.

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EXHALE. After a stellar performance from the Stable, the Rays and Yankees are tied at one game a piece in the ALDS.

Aaron Boone tried to pull a fast one when he yanked his starter (or opener) after the first inning and let the Rays tee off on J.A. Happ. With a performances as strong as Diego Castillo’s and Nick Anderson’s, home runs from Mike Zunino and Manuel Margot almost go unnoticed. Those big home runs made it a 5-1 ball game, and the Rays never looked back.

Of course, Randy Arozarena homered again, because that’s what Randy Arozarena does. Austin Meadows in the leadoff spot? He gets a home run too. We’ve said it before, but you know you’re a Rays fan when you talk about four scoreless from the bullpen before you talk about four home runs.

Game 3. Tonight. Uncle Charlie F’in Morton. Let’s go.