Dodgers/Phillies Game 5 Preview: A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That
It'll be Vicente Padilla going for the Dodgers in Game 5 in Philly on Wednesday. Padilla has been solid since coming over late in the season, and he's been even better in the playoffs. He didn't get the Game 2 victory, but his effort made it possible for the Dodgers to pick up the win.
In other news, the Dodgers on Tuesday extended the contract of GM Ned Colletti. He's been very successful here, starting with pulling off the trade that brought Andre Ethier to town. And he's been particularly adept at picking up players without spending too much of Frank McCourt's money. Those players include Manny Ramirez, Casey Blake, Ronnie Belliard, and Padilla. But it's difficult right now not to think about the trade he didn't make. Colletti apparently didn't want to part with the players--reportedly prospects--that the Indians wanted for Cliff Lee. Instead the ace lefty went to the Phillies for...prospects. And we know how that's worked out. Should the Dodgers win Game 5, they'll have to face Lee again in Game 6.
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