Phillies play Dodgers again tonight at LA

August 13, 2008 10:04:04 AM PDT
The Phillies and Dodgers continue their four-game series tonight at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Dodgers added two bats to their lineup before the trade deadline, and naturally, Manny Ramirez's arrival in LA was the headliner.

But if Casey Blake continues to deliver like he has been lately, he won't be flying under the radar much longer.

Los Angeles acquired Blake from Cleveland and Ramirez from Boston in separate deadline moves designed to bolster one of the National League's worst offenses. Ramirez is a 12-time All-Star with 514 career home runs.

Blake is batting .297 with three homers, nine RBIs and seven runs scored for Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, the Phillies have dropped four of six and seen their lead in the NL East shrink to one game over the New York Mets.