The first place Dodgers travel to Philadelphia for a three-game midweek series, but lacking their most potent bat, as Manny Ramirez sits out while serving a 50 game suspension for PED use. The games go on, however, and it's not like the Dodgers are without any weapons.
First among those weapons, tonight at least, is 21 year old lefthander Clayton Kershaw, who's off to a pretty good start this season, averaging over a strikeout per inning. He'll be opposed by former Dodger Chan Ho Park, who is coming off his best start of the season (and best by any Phillies starter this year) versus the Mets last week.
Check out that lineup, oh shizzz... Rollins dropped to fifth, Victorino leading off, Utley hitting second. I got one of my three wishes...
Discuss the game below.
|2009 - Clayton Kershaw||1-2||6||6||0||0||0||0||33.0||27||18||18||4||16||34||4.91||1.30|
|2009 - Chan Ho Park||0-1||6||5||0||0||0||0||27.0||29||20||20||5||13||16||6.67||1.56|
05/12/09 7:05 PM EDT
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Juan Pierre - LF||Shane Victorino - CF|
|Rafael Furcal - SS||Chase Utley - 2B|
|Orlando Hudson - 2B||Jayson Werth - RF|
|Andre Ethier - RF||Ryan Howard - 1B|
|Russell Martin - C||Jimmy Rollins - SS|
|James Loney - 1B||Raul Ibanez - LF|
|Matt Kemp - CF||Pedro Feliz - 3B|
|Casey Blake - 3B||Carlos Ruiz - C|
|Clayton Kershaw - P||Chan Ho Park - P|