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Los Angeles Dodgers
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Thursday, Oct 9, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Derek Lowe vs Cole Hamels

Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 70.

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It's been a long time for both teams -- 15 for Philly, 20 for L.A. -- but the 2008 NLCS begins tonight in South Philadelphia at Citizen's Bank Park. Lefty ace Cole Hamels faces off against postseasonmainstay Derek Lowe.

Forecasts, predictions, projections, hunches, all out the window.

Sinkerballer Lowe generally does a good job keeping balls in the park. Hamels, with his great control, allowed baserunners at the best rate in the league this season. It's a great matchup of two terrific pitchers with very different styles.

Get Cole a lead early.