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Open Thread: Game 149 - San Diego Padres

San Diego (77-70) vs. LA Dodgers (78-70) 1:10pm


San Diego

Dave Roberts LF .300/.367/.405
Brian Giles RF .270/.382/.401
Todd Walker 2B .296/.381/.439
Adri?n Gonz?lez 1B .295/.350/.494
Russell Branyan 3B .201/.286/.473
Mike Cameron CF .266/.351/.476
Josh Bard C .319/.395/.495
Geoff Blum SS .250/.285/.373
Chris Young P .149/.149/.234

LA Dodgers

Rafael Furcal SS .297/.364/.437
Kenny Lofton CF .300/.359/.397
Julio Lugo 2B .233/.295/.284
Jeff Kent 1B .282/.371/.470
J.D. Drew RF .276/.384/.468
Wilson Betemit 3B .250/.297/.471
Andre Ethier LF .319/.373/.497
Russell Martin C .287/.357/.431
Derek Lowe P .103/.159/.138

Pitching Matchup:

Chris Young vs Derek Lowe
10 W 14
5 L 8
3.77 ERA 3.77
157.2 IP 198.0
8.47 K/9 4.86
3.38 BB/9 2.27
1.55 HR/9 0.59

The Phillies currently have the game well in hand, leading 5-1 in the 6th, so I'm going to just assume that the very unlikely event of the Astros scoring four runs won't occur. With this in mind, here are the possible outcomes of today's game:

Dodgers win: Dodgers move 1.5 games ahead of the Padres. The Phillies remain two back.

Padres win: The Dodgers fall .5 games behind the Padres. The Phillies close to one back.

I'm watching the Phillies-Astros game right now, and they just pointed out the Houston Rally Monkey. Was an easily exciteable primate such a good idea that the Astros had to copy it?

The Dodgers magic number over the Phillies is 13.

Update: 5-3 Astros. Maybe miracles can happen.
Update: Apparently not. Phillies win 6-4.