Ted Lilly (2-3, 4.93) vs. Kevin Correia (5-2, 2.91).
How 'bout dem apples? Chad Billingsley's pitching was Crisp through seven innings of one-run ball, but just when you thought that the Dodgers might string together wins on consecutive days--for the first time since April 21-22, 15 games ago--everything Crumbled for the Dodgers in a fateful eighth-inning fiasco, marked by two ejections and three straight Jacks (okay, doubles) by the Pirates to ice the game. There will be no Gala to celebrate Bobbing around at four games below .500, and no Liberty from a Dodger fan's misery. In fact, my mother is even beCider self about the team's woes, and admonishes me to expect a Summerfree of happiness, marked by games featuring our Spartan scoring.
Today we throw Lilly out there, who might be a fierce competitor but has pitched more like Granny Smith. If we could only get out of the blocks early, particularly against the lowly Pirates. It would be great to be rotten to the Correia.
Lineup from TBLA: Carroll SS, Miles 2B, Ethier RF, Kemp CF, Urine 3B, IJL 1B, Barajas C, Sands LF, Lilly P