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October 11, 2008

Dodgers Roughed Up by Myers

by @ 7:37 pm. Filed under 2008 Dodgers

The Dodgers fell 0-2 for the series with a 5-8 loss on Friday, with Brett Myers holding the Dodger offense while going 3 for 3 with 3 RBI.

James Loney and Blake DeWitt each drove in a run in the second and third inning, but the Phils scored four in the second to hold the lead. Manny drove a three-run shot in the fourth to bring the Dodgers within three runs, and Casey Blake had a chance to tie it in the sixth but fell inches short of a homerun to center.

Chad Billingsley escaped the first and struck out the first two batters in the second before the Phillies rallied for four that same inning, with Myers getting his first RBI-hit to tie it at 1-1. Three runs and one inning later, Billingsley gave up a two-RBI hit to Myers before giving up two more runs to exit the game. James McDonald struck out Pat Burrell with the bases loaded in the third in his postseason debut and went on to three more scoreless innings. Clayton Kershaw and Cory Wade each came out of the ‘pen to toss, which likely eliminates Kershaw as a Game 4 starter.

The Dodgers need to win at least one of their next three at home to bring the series back to Philly, where they are now 0-6 this season at Citizens Bank Park. Hiroki Kuroda will get the nod for Game 3 on Sunday and face veteran Jamie Moyer. Derek Lowe will also likely be the starter for Game 4. Kuroda went 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA against the Phils this year while Moyer was 16-7 overall in the regular season and lost his NLDS start to the Brewers.

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