Derek Lowe (9-10, 4.11) vs. Dave Bush (7-9, 4.35).
COMMENTS: Life is better when your team is winning. Sleep is more restful, because your dreams aren't laced with thoughts of If only they hadn't GIDP with the bases loaded in the seventh! Reading the sports section is easier, because there aren't reminders of futility on every page. And writing Game Threads is simpler, because discussing how your team is winning is more fun than bitching about why they aren't.
In other words, conditions are ripe for the Dodgers to win six straight. Lowe is most effective at Dodger Stadium (2.83 home ERA vs. 5.88 road ERA), and Bush has a 6.19 road ERA . Russell Martin provided some much-needed insurance last night with his first home run in the past 28 games. Matt Kemp (.298/.348/.472) continues to develop into the stud we all hoped he would be. And Manny Ramirez (.423/.524/.769 in 14 games for the Dodgers) continues to be a good citizen.
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