Each weekday evening, Big League Stew looks at five p.m. games worth monitoring. Feel free to discuss in the comments below the night's happenings as they occur.
Nationals at Dodgers, 10:10 ET L.A.'s Manny Ramirez(notes), one of the great power hitters of our time, gets suspended for taking something to help him go all the way. What are the Dogs gonna do without him? Keep winning, of course. It's the Nationals. Don't you get it? Don't you see? Actually, Jordan Zimmermann(notes) gives the Nats an added dimensionnn — an actual chance to win.
If you think Manny actually gets off easy ("gets off" — get it?) with a 50-game suspension, then read this piece by Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan. Actually, read it even if you don't agree. Read it if you have no opinion, as well.
Phillies at Mets. 7:10 ET Tough year for the Phillies. The Phamily now mourns the loss of Danny Ozark, 85, who managed the team in the 1970s and did a sound job, though his firing in '79 and the hiring of Dallas Green seemsRead More »from Evening Shade: Life without ManRam begins for Dodgers