These are not your father's Dodgers, or even your older brother's.
Paul DePodesta has pretty much ripped apart the old Dodgers and attempted to re-make them in the image of his mentor, Billy Beane. I'd say their 59-71 record so far doesn't speak so well for hie efforts, though in the bizarro world of the NL West, they are actually closer to a playoff spot than the Cubs are.
Olmedo "No-Parking" Saenz and about six guys named
Ja(y)son make up the New Dodgers.
You'll recognize Hee-Seop Choi, of course (and he didn't have that hyphen when he was a Cub), Jeff Kent (boo!) and Jose Valentin, who has been terrible this year but has a .963 lifetime OPS vs. the Cubs in 158 AB.
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Williams, who threw very well in his last start, is 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA in three career starts against the Dodgers.
Houlton, a rookie, has never faced the Cubs. The Dodgers have lost his last nine starts and he's 0-6 with three no-decisions. I'm sure you guys know what THAT means.
Discuss amongst yourselves.