Wednesday Oct. 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dodgers manager Joe Torre gave his players a
day off yesterday. He wanted them to clear their heads and forget
about baseball following Monday's 7-5 home loss to Philadelphia
that gave the Phillies a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven
NL championship series. We'll find out tonight if his strategy pays
Torre will send Chad Billingsley to the mound for Game 5 of the
best-of-seven pennant showdown. The right-hander will be looking to
atone for an awful performance in a Game 2 loss in which he gave up
a season-high eight hits and eight runs before departing after just
two and a-third innings of work.
Philadelphia skipper Charlie Manuel has the luxury of handing
the ball to his ace. Left-hander Cole Hamels is 2-and-0 with a 1.20
ERA this postseason, including a Game 1 victory over the Dodgers
last Thursday. The Phillies are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1993.
A win by the Dodgers tonight sends the NLCS back to Philadelphia
for Game 6 on Friday, and, if necessary, Game 7 on Saturday.
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