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DRaysBay Playoff Podcast Series: ALWC Game 1 Instant Reaction

Brett Rutherford, Danny Russell, and Jim Turvey with their takes on Game 1 just moments after the final out.

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Game 1 is in the books and the Rays are already just one more victory away from clinching their spot in the ALDS. But man was it a close one.

Snell looked great, maybe better than he has all year, the defense played a huge role, and this could very well be the coming out party for Randy Arozarena, who looked incredible in the field, at the plate, and on the base paths.

Castillo, Anderson, and Fairbanks pieced together the last few innings to seal it for the Rays, so who will be used in Wednesday’s Game 2? A possible debut for top prospect Shane McClanahan? Did Charlie Montoyo put the Jays at a disadvantage with his in-game management?

Game 2 is right around the corner, and we’ll be back with more instant reaction podcasts after every postseason game. Make sure to subscribe to the feed to get each new episode downloaded directly to your device.