Originally Posted by ben_rhyno
I fully expected to get paid if I hit as he was the type to call down with even 4th pair
Given your stack sizes, and the fact that he isn't going to be letting you draw cheaply because he's aggressive, do you see how this doesn't even matter?
98s will flop two pair or better are 5.58% or 17:1. You can also flop a lot of draws, however, given how short stacks are, its almost certainly -EV to draw to those hands after the flop.
Your opponent raised to $2, and you have $20 in your stack. He's offering you 9:1 implied odds. This isn't even enough to set mine, and a pair will flop a set 13% of the time!
This isn't going to be profitable. If you had a full $50, he'd be offering you 24:1, and he'd have enough money behind to allow you to draw profitably postflop. However, in these short stacked situations, playing speculative implied odds hands just ISN'T profitable.
So yeah, FOLD PREFLOP. SRSLY!