What they're saying
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe:
Poor Tampa. After staggering into the playoffs on a clutch odyssey though New York, Toronto, Texas and Cleveland, the Rays folded at Fenway. They played butcherball in Game 1, and Saturday night, their best pitcher (David Price) was no match for the relentless Red Sox. The Rays may go down as the first team in baseball history to be mathematically eliminated from a playoff series in the first inning of a second game.
Danny Knobler, cbssports.com:
Joe Maddon talked after Saturday's 7-4 Red Sox win about forcing Game 5 … but he has to say that, right?
David Ortiz said "It's not over," but he has to say that, too.
The rest of us don't. The rest of us watched the Red Sox lineup eat up top left-handers Matt Moore and David Price on back-to-back days, and watched Fenway Park eat up a Rays team that was supposed to be able to handle this environment.