Dodgers 7, Phillies 2: I had the Dodgers taking it in 6, but even if I had it the other way around, I would truly hope that L.A. takes the next game anyway, simply because if this goes six or seven games it could get all epic on us. Headhunting. Angry Manny. The whole Moyer-got-shelled-but-at-least-he's-relatively-fresh-for-later-games-and-in-search-of-redemption angle. Hell, even Nomar Garciaparra contributed to the party yesterday. I'd really like to see this thing go seven games.
By the way, didn't you just love Victorino's wildly theatrical hit-me-in-the-ribs-not-the-head thing after getting brushed back? He was right on the etiquette, of course, but I'm guessing that McCarver was so pissed that he couldn't use the opportunity to explain it to everyone, ad nauseum, himself.
I don't know how I feel about Derek Lowe going on three days rest tonight. He hasn't done too well in that position in the past, and I'm still not convinced he didn't hurt himself a bit in Game 1. Then again -- and last year's experience with Wang notwithstanding -- Joe Torre has slightly more playoff experience than I do, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.