Chad Billingsley (11-9, 3.07) vs. Manny Parra (9-5, 4.02).
COMMENTS: First things first: The ThinkCure Radio/Telethon is today and tomorrow. Click on the picture or link to make a donation or bid on auction items.
Done? Good. Now you have only a few hours left to savor the Dodgers' four-game sweep of the Phillies, as the 18-games-over-.500 Brewers come in to town. Fortunately, the Dodgers dodge the one-two pitching combination of CC Sabathia and Ben Sheets, but tonight's left-handed starter Parra (the Brewers have A Manny of Their Own) has caused Joe Torre to start Juan Pierre over Andre Ethier. I have a feeling Ethier will see an at-bat or two before the game's over, though.
Strangely enough, this is Billingsley's first career start against the Brewers. Pitching at Dodger Stadium—even if it's no longer technically a pitcher's park—should allow Chadley to twirl an effective game against the Brewers. As usual, it'll be up to the bats to make a difference.