Dodgers Staring A Sweep In The Face

Matt Kemp and the Dodgers have lost the first two games to the Phillies.

The Dodgers look to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Phillies Wednesday afternoon, with Chad Billingsley facing Vance Worley. Strangely enough, the Dodgers have been at their best when staring down the barrel of a sweep.

2011 Dodgers Facing A Sweep
Date Opponent Result
Apr 17 St. Louis* W 2-1
Apr 27 at Florida W 5-4
May 8 at Mets W 4-2
Jun 15 Cincinnati L 7-2
Jun 19 Houston W 1-0
Jun 26 Angels W 3-2
Jul 7 Mets* W 6-0
Jul 20 at San Francisco W 1-0
*Four-game series

The Dodgers are 7-1 in the final game of a three or four-game series when facing a sweep this season.

Lineups

Phillies   Dodgers
SS
Rollins

2B
Miles
CF
Victorino

3B
Blake
2B
Utley

RF
Ethier
1B
Howard

CF
Kemp
RF
Pence

LF
Rivera
LF
Ibañez

1B
Loney
C
Schneider

C
Navarro
3B
Martinez

SS
Carroll
P
Worley

P
Billingsley

Notes

  • Worley has won each of his last six decisions, and the Phillies have won each of his last nine starts. Worley's last loss was May 29.
  • Billingsley has a decision in each of his last 16 starts, the longest such string by a Dodger starting pitcher since Darren Dreifort had a decision in 17 straight games in 1999.

Game Time: 12:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

MLB Gameday

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