Chad Billingsley (0-0, -.--) vs. Brett Myers (0-0, -.--).
COMMENTS: What is this strange feeling? A post-season loss? The Dodgers' post-NLDS glow has been replaced by the frustration of their Game 1 defeat to the Phillies. Derek Lowe pitched well, but not well enough. The defense was good, but not good enough. The bats did some damage, but not damage enough.
Well that was yesterday, dammit. Today we've got our ace, Bills (16-10 regular season record, most wins on the Dodgers) going against Myers (10-13 regular season). But we've also got a team that may be pressing to hit home runs after so many near-misses yesterday. The Phillies, meanwhile, have already established their power stroke in their bandbox of a stadium.
So what do the Dodgers need today in order to avoid returning home in a 0-2 hole? At least six strong from Chadley and getting to Myers early, before he can settle into a rhythm. In other words, a little bit of that ol' Cubbie magic. So fire up, Dodger fans! Let's follow a loss with a win and welcome our boys home with some Dodgertown drive!
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