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Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros, Apr 23, 2009 7:05 PM CDT

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Los Angeles Dodgers
@ Houston Astros

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009, 7:05 PM CDT
Minute Maid Park

Chad Billingsley vs Wandy Rodriguez

Mostly cloudy. Game time temperature around 80.

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Chad Billingsley

#58 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers

6-1

245

R

R

Jul 29, 1984



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Chad Billingsley 3-0 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.0 11 6 6 0 7 21 2.84 .95


Home Rodriguez

#51 / Pitcher / Houston Astros

5-11

195

B

L

Jan 18, 1979



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Wandy Rodriguez 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.0 11 4 4 0 8 18 1.89 1.00

Home Wandy is facing off against Billingsly, who is off to an impressive start to the young 2009 season. With the series already in hand, the Astros have an opportunity to take their first series sweep. There's no one I'd rather have on the mound at MMP than Home Wandy to try and accomplish that, so hopefully our line up let the southpaw down.


Lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Houston Astros

04/23/09 7:05 PM CDT

Los Angeles Dodgers Houston Astros
Rafael Furcal - SS Kazuo Matsui - 2B
Orlando Hudson - 2B Miguel Tejada - SS
Manny Ramirez - LF Lance Berkman - 1B
Andre Ethier - RF Carlos Lee - LF
Russell Martin - C Geoff Blum - 3B
James Loney - 1B Darin Erstad - RF
Matt Kemp - CF Ivan Rodriguez - C
Casey Blake - 3B Michael Bourn - CF
Chad Billingsley - P Wandy Rodriguez - P

I have no real qualms with tonight's line up, but I'll ask again, to no one in particular: Why does Geoff Blum bat sixth, but not Keppinger when he's in the line up?