5:17 p.m. ET Two straight popouts for Manny -- 5-for-32 vs. Pedro, and 0 HR, 0 RBI, only 1 BB....
5:31 p.m. ET Through 5 innings Pedro had thrown 63 pitches (42 strikes), meaning Dodgers hitters had averaged 3.93 pitches per at-bat. Not exactly making him stretch so far ......
Even though Cliff Lee will be waiting in Philly, the Dodgers feel good heading into Game 3 of the NLCS.
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.
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 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 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.
A plea from the Astros and Cardinals: Come watch the amazing talent and subplots on display in the NLCS.