Chad Billingsley (4-5, 3.76) vs. Ryan Dempster (5-2, 2.70).
COMMENTS: Following the completion of yesterday's extra-inning 4-3 win (courtesy of Andre Ethier's first career walk-off hit!), all Vin Scully could talk about was the Dodgers' brutal travel schedule to have to catch an evening flight to Chicago for tonight's afternoon game at Wrigley. We at SoSG are worried less about the flight itinerary (they're not going through Heathrow, after all, so at least their bags are safe) and more about the seven-game road trip vs. the Cubs and the Mets, whose aces of Zambrano and Santana are enough to get our own Eric Karros excited and the rest of us (unfettered by vowel-consonant order) nervous.
So, we at SoSG are taking matters into our own hands, and sending our own Alex Cora off to Wrigley Field for games two and three of the Cubs series (AC's attempts to ride stowaway on the Dodgers' flight today failed). Desperate times for desperate measures, right? The last time we pulled a stunt like this, things went pretty well (AC went 2-0 in Milwaukee). Sure, we had to borrow against future blog earnings. It's called trading on margin, baby! Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Baby needs a new pair of shoes! (And the Dodgers could use a Memorial Day win, while we're at it.)