Hurts to say it
The Phillies were the better team. I’m not going to qualify that statement in any way. At best, the Rays starting pitching was equal to the Phillies (but I don’t think they were), and the Phillies bullpen was much better.
Folks talk about the Rays having the potential to be good for a long time, but it’s hard to buy now. Not because they’re suddenly a bad team, but because no matter how good you are there’s no telling if you’ll ever be able to get back.
Sometime tomorrow I’ll feel good about this season again.