DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 18-11
Randy Wolf (3-1, 3.21) vs. Antonio "Inglourious" Bastardo (1-0, 1.50).
COMMENTS: SoSG reader Fernando strikes again! "I made this to commemorate 'Dre's back-to-back walk-offs, and to simultaneously give Andre more reasons to continue to turn down fan photos," Fernando writes. Dodger fans will be more than willing to put up with Andre's photophobia as long as he keeps producing.
And while Mr. Walkoff may no longer be welcome in the City of Brotherly Love, he's not the only hero of the weekend. Let's not forget the excellent pitching staff as well as the clutch defense (particularly that of James Loney, Orlando Hudson and Matt Kemp).
Today's game is the last regular-season meeting between the Dodgers and Phillies; with four wins and two losses, the Dodgers have assured themselves of a winning record against the defending World Series champs. Which is a good start.
Laker fans! Today is the only day a Laker Finals game and the Dodger game are starting at the same time. (You can thank ESPN.) But is it a blessing or a curse? Whichever you decide, be sure to keep us updated in this thread. Okay, Jayson?
UPDATE: Eric Stephen from True Blue LA is in the press box tonight.