The pitching, game one
Now, pitching projections. These are nothing more than basic Marcels, using BaseRuns to generate ERA. They now take into account strength of team defense:
Dempster, 3.47 ERA
Lowe, 3.60 ERA
This year, the Dodgers' bullpen outpitched the Cubs' bullpen, with a 3.76 RA to the Cubs' 4.58 RA. Low has also pitched deeper into games. So the Dodgers have the slight edge in pitching going into tonight's game, 3.87 RA to 4.01 RA projected.