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NLCS Game 4 : Phillies (2-1) At Dodgers

Game 4 : National League Championship Series
Phillies lead 2-1
Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

8:22 p.m. / 73, sunny
Joe Blanton (9-12, 4.69 ERA) vs. Derek Lowe (14-11, 3.24 ERA)

Derek Lowe returns to the mound for the Dodgers, and Joe Blanton will try and soothe Phils’ fans souls with a win as Philly and Los Angeles hooks up for game four of the NLCS.

The teams were close to blows Sunday night; hopefully that won’t be the case tonight. Blanton throws inside as part of his repertoire, so we’ll see how the Dodgers respond.

News & Notes

Lowe started game one, cruised through five, then surrendered two home runs and lost, 3-2. … Blanton started last eight days ago, giving up one run and defeating the Brewers in the clinching game of the NLDS. …Jayson Werth is another struggling Phillie hitter in the NLCS, going .167 so far. … Pedro Feliz also has two hits in the NLCS. … Greg Dobbs is starting at third base tonight.

The Lineup

Jimmy Rollins / SS
Jayson Werth / RF
Chase Utley / 2B
Ryan Howard / 1B
Pat Burrell / LF
Shane Victorino / CF
Greg Dobbs / 3B
Carlos Ruiz / C
Joe Blanton / P

Your Gamenight Beer

Have I said how much I love Sierra Nevada beers? Yes, I have. The Stout is awesome. And since Joe Blanton is tossing the rubber tonight, it’s always good to go with a stout. Eat some chili tonight. Hearty, beefy chili. And let’s go Phils!

Go Phillies!

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