Two days ago, the Dodgers were the darlings of baseball, riding an eight-game winning streak going into a game facing Russ Ortiz. Tonight, the club is reeling after losing two very winnable games in Houston.
Luckily for the Dodgers, they have their ace Chad Billingsley pitching for them tonight.
Despite the growing concerns over the bullpen, the group as a whole has been solid, allowing opponents to bat .241/.306/.424, an 88 sOPS+ compared to the National League. Nonetheless, Tony Jackson speculates that, now that a 40-man roster spot can be created by placing Doug Mientkiewicz on the 60-day disabled list, Jeff Weaver will soon be called up.
Tony Jackson also gives us tonight's lineup, which breaks up the two lefties:
Get your game score guesses in before game time, which is 5:05 on the MLB Network.
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