Manager Dusty Baker, who had 15-20 ticket requests for Sunday night's game vs. St. Louis and only one for the series opener vs. Arizona, wanted his club to guard against a letdown.
"This is a big day today when you come off of a tough series," Baker said Monday. "We spent a lot of emotional and physical energy playing those Cardinals. You're curious to see how they'll be today too. That was a playoff game [atmosphere]. I don't anticipate as many fans so we'll have to come up with our own motivation."