Game 2 : National League Championship Series
Phillies lead 2-0
Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
8:22 p.m. / 69, sunny
Jamie Moyer (16-7, 3.71 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (9-10, 3.73 ERA)
It’s game three of the National League Championship Series, as Jamie Moyer faces off against Hiroki Kuroda at Chavez Ravine.
Kuroda has dominated the Phillies this season, while Moyer is coming off a tough, short start against Milwaukee in the NLDS. That remains the Phils only playoff loss to date.
News & Notes
Charlie Manuel will attend the funeral for his mother, June, Friday. … The Phillies were 0-4 this season in Dodger Stadium. … Kuroda gave up just four hits against the Phils in 13 innings this season. … One player the Dodgers need in order to score — Andre Ethier. He is hitting just .222 this postseason. … Jimmy Rollins only struck out 55 times in 137 games this season. In the postseason (six games), he has already struck out six times.
Jimmy Rollins / SS
Shane Victorino / CF
Chase Utley / 2B
Ryan Howard / 1B
Pat Burrell / LF
Jayson Werth / RF
Pedro Feliz / 3B
Carlos Ruiz / C
Jamie Moyer / P
Your Gamenight Beer
I have the six-pack Brewmaster’s Collection from Sam Adams. It has the honey brown, the Irish red and this — Black Lager. It’s dark, but not strong to where you’d gag through the drink. I’d eat it with some slow-cooked ribs, something that takes a day to make. By now, if you haven’t cooked, you’re cooked, but hey, you can still enjoy this as the old man goes to work. Big game tonight. A win, and the Phils are a win away from the Series. Let’s do it.