Line-ups for Game 3/Tough match-up for Phils

here are the line-ups.

1. Jimmy Rollins SS
2. Shane Victorino CF
3. Chase Utley 2B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Pat Burrell LF
6. Jayson Werth RF
7. Pedro Feliz 3B
8. Carlos Ruiz C
9. Jamie Moyer LHP

1. Rafael Furcal SS
2. Andre Ethier RF
3. Manny Ramirez LF
4. Russell Martin C
5. Nomar Garciaparra 1B
6. Casey Blake 3B
7. Matt Kemp CF
8. Blake DeWitt 2B
9. Hiroki Kuroda RHP

The all-knowing Gods of Vegas have the Dodgers as a pretty heavy favorite in this one, and it's easy to see why. If Jamie Moyer can find a way to shut down this Los Angeles line-up tonight, it might be one of his most impressive performances of the season. To say the Dodgers have had success off of Moyer in the past is an understatement. As a team, L.A. has combined to hit .307 with 15 home runs in 176 at-bats in their careers off of the veteran lefty. To put that in perspective, Ryan Howard for his career averages a home run every 11.7 at-bats. The Dodgers as a team average a home run every 11.7 at-bats off of Moyer.

Manny Ramirez is 18-for-53 with 10 home runs and 20 RBI off of Moyer in his career.

Nomar Garciaparra is 15-for-36 with a home run and five RBI

Both of Casey Blake's hits off of Moyer have been home-runs, although he is hitless in his other 15 at-bats.

Matt Kemp is 1-for-3 with a home run off Moyer.

Rafael Furcal, who will likely get the start instead of Garciaparra, is 2-for-7.

This would seem to indicate that the Phillies will have to put up some runs to have a chance. Except they haven't been able to do so off of Hiroki Kuroda. Chase Utley, Jayson Werth and Carlos Ruiz are a combined 4-for-12 off of the righthander this season, but the rest of the team is hitless in a combined 30 at-bats.

I guess you could say I'm a little skeptical about today's game.

If anyone has a good reason why I shouldn't be, feel free to share it.

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Charlie Manuel will talk with the media today for the first time since his mother passed away Friday morning. He has a news conference scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Manuel will leave the team after Game 5 to fly back to his native Virginia. He will then re-join the team on Friday for Game 6. The funeral is in the morning on Friday, but the Phillies are providing him with a charter plane, so he isn't expected to miss any action.

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As expected, Dodgers righthander Derek Lowe will start tomorrow night against Phillies righthander Joe Blanton. Lowe allowed three runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings in the Phillies' 3-2 Game One loss. But Lowe pitched very well before a couple of mistakes that resulted in home runs by Chase Utley and Pat Burrell.

If Game 5 is necesarry, LHP Cole Hamels will square off against RHP Chad Billingsley.

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