It was looking bleak.
The Texas Rangers took two from the Rays in St. Petersburg and had a late 2-1 lead in their home ballpark.
The Rays staged an 8th inning rally and ended up winning 6-3. The teams hook up for game four later today, pitting Wade Davis against Tommy Hunter.
I had expected Cliff Lee to start after early reports had Texas leaning toward a three man rotation for their starting pitchers.
I like the idea of starting Davis. Analysts for MLB TV questioned using Davis if Price feels ready to pitch. But if somebody has watched Davis pitch this year then it is apparent that he has a type of veteran composure that is very rare in rookie pitchers. He's been solid late in the season and I expect him to keep the Rays in the game.
As for Hunter, I haven't watched him pitch much. I just hope the Rays' offense can get to him.