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Open thread: Dodgers vs. Phillies, NLCS Game 2

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I think it's always weird when one LCS finishes two games before the other even starts its first, but that's what we're looking at today. The Dodgers and Phillies kick off in about half-hour out in Philadelphia, while the Rays and Red Sox will take the nightcap of the doubleheader.

Looking to capitalize on last night's well-played win, the Phillies will send Brett Myers to the mound. He started last Thursday's NLDS Game 2 and pitched fantastic, much like the Dodgers' starter, Chad Billingsley did against the Cubs at the same point of the series. As you may have heard, the mother of Phillies manager Charlie Manuel died this morning, so keep his family in your thoughts.

Honestly, this one kind of snuck up on me, so here's your usuals: AP Manny story here, Inside Edge scouting report here, Steve Henson's story on Los Angeles here and Tim Brown's take on Philly here.

Your in-game comments, as usual, should be posted below.

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