We’re all tied up and headed up to Philly. The Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies split the first two games, each one relying on great pitching and some timely hitting. Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels, the NLCS MVP, allowed only 2 runs in 7 innings in Game 1, which his team won 3-2. In Game 2, it was almost the opposite, with Tampa’s “Big Game James” Shields pitching a shutout into the 6th, and closer David Price retiring the final seven Phillies to win 4-2. Offensively, both teams have struggled: the Phillies have hit 1 for 28 with runners in scoring position and the Rays haven’t hit their stride either. Watch for at least one of these teams to really start hitting the ball soon. After all, the Phillies’ Ryan Howard can’t be stopped forever, and neither can the Rays’ Evan Longoria or Carlos Pena. This championship might last 6 or even 7 games! You should get your 2008 World Series tickets today!