The playoffs have not been so kind to Brandon Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays. Their best hitter in the regular season, he had been held largely at bay over the course of the postseason. So bad, in fact, that he was averaging less than 11% from the plate. However, he broke out of his slump at the perfect time on Wednesday night in Game 2 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he hit a pair of home runs to help the Rays even up the series via 6-4 win.
The first of the pair came in the first inning as he went deep with a solo shot to put them up 1-0. Their advantage was extended to 5-0 later when he hit a two-run blast in the fifth, all but erasing the Dodgers’ hopes. Though they did claw back and make a game of it thanks to homers from Will Smith and Corey Seagar, it was just not enough. Apart from Lowe, the other three RBIs driven in for the Rays came from Joey Wendle. He had a two-run double and a sac fly, so even if Lowe will get the headlines, he no doubt played an instrumental role here. Game 3 will be on Friday night after the teams get a day to rest on Thursday.