As with the Cards, the experts give the advantage in most areas to the Phillies with the exception of the bullpen.
Here's an interesting read about the possible rotation for this series.
Because the Dodgers haven’t played since Saturday, Torre had his pick of rested starting pitchers. As in the division series sweep of the Cardinals, he could go with Wolf in Thursday’s Game 1, Kershaw in Friday’s Game 2 and then the resurrected Padilla in the first game in Philadelphia. From there, the Dodgers are considering Kuroda, who didn’t pitch in the division series but seems recovered from a sore neck. Torre and pitching coach Honeycutt traveled Tuesday to Arizona to watch Kuroda throw five innings in an instructional league game and came away satisfied.
“We’ll think overnight,” Torre said, “and we’ll see how he feels overnight.”
If not Kuroda, then Torre could take a shot with Billingsley or Jon Garland in Game 4. Billingsley, of course, was pounded in two starts against the Phillies in last year’s NLCS, failing to get through the third inning in either of them. On the other hand, in four career regular-season starts against the Phillies, three of them in Philadelphia, Billingsley is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA. He hasn’t pitched since the end of September and hasn’t won since mid-August, so Torre’s decision would seem simple, and it’s possible he’ll decide Billingsley simply isn’t an October guy.
Dodgers in SIX!
I will say Dodgers in 7. GO NL WEST!!!!!!!
"The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents"
Meanwhile, the on-life-support Angels scrapped and got themselves off the deck after squandering a 4 run lead in the seventh (giving up a 6 spot!) by countering with 3 in the bottom of the frame and extending the series to game 6 back in New York!
Yuck the Fankees! C'mon, Angels!
Remember: pillage first, THEN burn!
If they do it, that would be the first time ever, it would be a historic win! With the way the umps have been struggling, they might declare a winner even if the series evens at 3.
GO PHILLIES regardless of the AL weiner
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