After a disappointing performance on Thursday, the Dodgers bounced back Friday to defeat the Phillies, 2-1.
Vicente Padilla pitched his best game as a Dodger, going 7 1/3 innings, allowing only a solo home run to Ryan Howard.
The Dodgers rallied for two runs in the eighth inning and Jonathan Broxton slammed the door shut in the ninth.
The Dodgers are going to need Hiroki Kuroda and Randy Wolf to step it up in Philadelphia.
Many people criticized Joe Torre for sticking with Clayton Kershaw too long in game one. Normally I would agree. However, I liked the decision to see what the kid could do. It's unfortunate it didn't work out for the Dodgers, but it won't be the last time the phenom has a chance to prove himself.