Dodgers start Chad Billingsley, RHP (7-4, 3.63) vs. Fabio Castro, LHP (0-0, 12.27).
Dodgers: 65-61 (3rd place NL West, 6.0 GB; 4th place WC, 2.5 GB; W1)
Phillies: 66-59 (2nd place NL East, 5.0 GB; 2nd place WC, 1.0 GB; L1)
Current postseason odds for the Dodgers, from Baseball Prospectus: 22.1%
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Billingsley can't seem to get a win. The righty has lost five consecutive outings, including Saturday's start against the Rockies in which he allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out four in five innings of work. Billingsley left too many fastballs out over the plate and was unable to get batters to chase his offspeed pitches with two outs. Billingsley has a 7.20 ERA in one career start against the Phillies without a decision.
Phillies: Castro will get his first Major League start in his 26th career appearance on Thursday. Castro cut his teeth in the bullpen last season as a Rule 5 Draft acquisition and had control issues early this season. He's had some success as a starter, posting a 4.23 ERA in six starts for Triple-A Ottawa after returning to the rotation.