The Cardinals, Rays, and Nationals all fought off elimination to fight another day, while the Minnesota Twins succumbed to their 13th consecutive playoff elimination at the hands of the New York Yankees. The mind boggles. But, today, we’ve got the pluckiest of plucky underdogs, the Rays of Tampa freakin’ Bay, fighting for their 2019 season against the dream-crushers themselves, the Houston Astros.
Justin Verlander, known shitbird, is pitching on short rest against an opener/bullpen day combo for the Rays. To be fair, the Rays bullpen is quite good, so depending on gassed the top tier guys are, this could be a close matchup. Or it could be a complete dumpstering. Time will tell! Regardless, I hope Ji-Man Choi hits a few more dingers and the Rays force a Game 5 because those are super fun to watch without an invested rooting interest.
Starting lineups for ALDS Game 4, Houston Astros @ Tampa Bay Rays for October 8, first pitch 7:07 PM ET at Tropicana Field. Live TV: FS1. WDAE 620 AM/95.3 FM, WGES 680, ESPN radio. pic.twitter.com/Vji8OzLhN2— TB Rays Republic (@TBRaysRepublic) October 8, 2019
TV: FS1 at 4 PM PDT