Dodgers start Mark Hendrickson, LHP (0-0, 1.64) vs. Aaron Cook, RHP (0-0, 3.86)
Dodgers: 10-5 (1st place NL West, 0.5 GA, L1)
Rockies: 7-8 (4th place NL West, 3.0 GB, W2)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Nothing has been made official and it could change if Hendrickson is needed in a long-relief role on Wednesday. [SoSG: He wasn't needed Wednesday.] That said, he figures to get the call to replace Jason Schmidt and it will be a good test at Coors Field for Hendrickson, who was a bust as a starter after his acquisition last year but has reinvented himself as a long reliever.
Rockies: Cook has had three strong starts this season but has nothing to show for it, having seen each of his games slip away from the Rockies after his departure. He left with a 6-5 lead after six innings on Opening Day, pitched nine innings of one-run ball against San Diego in his second start (an extra-inning, 2-1 loss for the Rockies), and left a 3-3 game after six in his third start. With the exception of an uneven performance on Opening Day, he has been at his best, rising to the new challenges as the Rockies' No. 1 starter.
Well, so much for the win streak, as the Dodgers got pounded by the Rockies. Look for the regular Dodgers to return to the lineup today; Russell Martin should be back at catcher (why 0-for-4 Mike Lieberthal was batting cleanup yesterday is unfathomable--every 1-through-8 slot in the order had a hit last night save Lieberthal). Let's hope we can get back on the win train tonight and earn a split (in yet another two-game mini-series brought to you by interleague play).
The lineup, via Inside the Dodgers: