DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 26-17
Chad Billingsley (9-3, 2.83) vs. Clayton Richard (2-1, 4.03).
COMMENTS: New pitcher alert! This is Richard's first game against the Dodgers — which of course gives him the advantage. But the second-year pitcher struggled in his last start, against the Reds, lasting only three innings. Hopefully the Dodgers can treat Richard a little more Dankfully and avoid the Floyd treatment.
In the other dugout, Billingsley has to contend with not only a White Sox team that caught the home run bug last night, but also a Dodgers team that is looking for him to protect their series winning streak against AL teams. And he'll have to do it sans Loney. Momentum is not on Chadley's side; can he be the stopper the Dodgers need?
Now, who else is thirsty?