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Philadelphia's Game of Shadows

Looking for a difference maker this afternoon at Citizen's Bank Park? It could be the refracted sunlight in Philadelphia.

The Phillies played 21 day games in their home ball park this season, pulling out a 13-8 record ... with one win over the Dodgers in a 5-2 game back on August 24th.

Not only have the Phillies beaten the Dodgers in the teams' long day game, Philadelphia also won its lone home playoff day game, taking the NLDS opener 3-1 over the Brewers.

As for Phillies starter Brett Myers, he was 2-1 at home during the day this year, while splitting his two outings with the Dodgers, winning his home start while dropping a game at Chavez Ravine (though his overall ERA against L.A. was an impressive 1.93).

Myers' success at home this season is also well documented. The big right-hander is 7-5 at home compared with his dismal 3-8 record on the road, with an appropriately smaller 3.01 ERA at Citizen's Bank Park compared with a 6.21 mark away.

What do people think? Myers + Philadelphia sunshine = a 2-0 series lead? Will the Dodgers muster more offense against a power-pitching right-hander than they did against lefty Cole Hamels last night?

By Cameron Smith  |  October 10, 2008; 3:40 PM ET
Categories:  Dodgers , Phillies  
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