Even though Cliff Lee will be waiting in Philly, the Dodgers feel good heading into Game 3 of the NLCS.
Dodgers fans will be faced with an old nightmare Friday in Game 2 of the NLCS when they see Pedro Martinez, the man they traded in exchange for Delino DeShields, coming back to haunt them one more time.
The Dodgers have a versatile, reliable group ready to come out of the bullpen, an advantage they plan to rely on against the Phillies in the NLCS.
The Dodgers didn't let up in NLDS Game 3, dispatching the Cardinals quickly and painlessly. Next up, a return trip to the NLCS.
The Dodgers were flying high, and their fans were enjoying the ride. But the excitement abruptly came to a halt with the news of Manny Ramirez's 50-game suspension.
At Camelback Ranch, their new Arizona spring home, the Dodgers are looking to make lasting memories, as they did for 50-plus years in Vero Beach, Fla.
The Dodgers were stunned by the Phillies' late-inning comeback in Game 4, but trailing 3-1 in the best-of-seven NLCS, L.A. has no choice but to find a way to put that loss behind them in a hurry.
Rafael Furcal was the Dodgers' MVP until he got hurt. Now, 4½ months later, he's back on top ... in the lineup and in the clubhouse.
If Friday's L.A. debut is any indication, Manny Ramirez has put his Red Sox past behind him. And it's unclear who's more energized, Manny or the Dodgers.