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Dodgers/Phillies Game 3: The Story's In the Trade That Wasn't Made

On July 29, the defending world champion Phillies acquired AL Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco from the Cleveland Indians for pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Jason Knapp, infielder Jason Donald, and catcher Lou Marson.​ Just two days prior to the trade the rumor mill had Lee......

Dodgers/Phillies Game 2: Phew!

Has-been Pedro Martinez dialed up the way back machine and held the Dodgers to two hits in seven shutout innings with no walks. Castoff Vicente Padilla pretty much matched him: four hits over 7.1 innings, with one walk and only Ryan Howard's solo homer. And the Dodgers turned a series......

Dodgers/Phillies Game 1: Haunted By a Familiar Name

Park left the Dodgers and signed a big contract with the Rangers, but he's always been a little injury prone and he never was able to replicate the success he had here. He even returned to the Dodgers last year, when he went 4-4 in 54 innings as a reliever......

Dodgers/Phillies Game 1: Uh, That Wasn't Pretty

If you would've told me that the Dodgers would score 6 runs on 14 hits in Game 1, I would've taken that bet on a victory.Unfortunately, the Dodgers gave up eight earned runs. Eight. Joe Torre's roll of the dice to start 21-year-old Clayton Kershaw didn't pay off as he......

Dodgers/Phillies: Whoa! Torre Goes With The Kid in Game 1

Speculation was that it would be either one of the team's lefty starters, Kershaw or Randy Wolf, to hopefully neutralize the Phillies left-handed batters. Wolf had the more consistent season, and he's a seasoned veteran. But he's gotten off to shaky starts in his last two outings, while Kershaw has......

The Dodgers' Playoff Roster: Joe Torre Moves In Mysterious Ways

​Assembling the 25-man post-season roster is a tricky thing. The manager (in consultation with the GM) has to consider all possibilities for the pitching staff and the position players, and how they best match up with the opponent.Joe Torre has done this a million times and this year he (and......

Dodgers/Phillies: It'll Be Deja Vu All Over Again

Stupid Rockies.All they had to do Monday night was hold a two-run 9th inning lead to extend their series with the Phillies to a fifth game, but closer Huston Street blew it. The Rockies got the tying run on base in the bottom of the 9th, but couldn't push it......