Carlos Monasterios (3-1, 2.98) vs. Felix Doubront (0-0, -.--).
COMMENTS: One series, five storylines!
1. Beat L.A.! Like the city of Boston didn't already need another reason to hate anything to do with Los Angeles, in come the Dodgers wearing their fancy L.A. caps and having the nerve to be from the same city as the team that just beat the Celtics. Oh, and we stole favorite son Frank McCourt. Okay, maybe they'll just be pissed about the Lakers.
2. One night only! Don't forget, Vin Scully is calling tonight's game (and only tonight's game) from Fenway Park. Last time he was there, they treated him well (see above). Expect some good stories today (and let me know if there's anything Repository-worthy).
4. Who is Felix Doubront? Maybe Karina can file a scouting report, but we do know this: Monsieur Doubront is a 22-year-old Venezuelan left-hander making his major-league debut today. Uh-oh.
5. Manny returns to Boston. Strangely, the media hasn't made a big deal of this. Go figure.