After fighting back but falling just short in last night's contest, the Phils send Cole Hamels to the mound this evening to attempt to right the ship. The Dodgers will counter Hamels with a young lefty of their own, 20 year old Clayton Kershaw, the 7th overall pick in the 2006 amateur draft.
Thusfar Kershaw has given up lots of baserunners (1.53 WHIP) but has limited the damage by keeping the ball in the park (4 HR in 60.2 IP). He's been outstanding in his last three starts - 1 R in 19 IP.
08/12/08 10:10 PM EDT
|Philadelphia Phillies||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Shane Victorino - CF||Juan Pierre - CF|
|Chase Utley - 2B||Matt Kemp - RF|
|Jimmy Rollins - SS||Jeff Kent - 2B|
|Ryan Howard - 1B||Manny Ramirez - LF|
|Pat Burrell - LF||Casey Blake - 3B|
|Jayson Werth - RF||Nomar Garciaparra - SS|
|Chris Coste - C||Russell Martin - C|
|Eric Bruntlett - 3B||James Loney - 1B|
|Cole Hamels - P||Clayton Kershaw - P|