Dodgers start Mark Hendrickson, LHP (2-0, 1.95) vs. Bobby Livingston, LHP (0-0, -.--).
Dodgers: 22-15 (1st place NL West, 2.5 GA, W2)
Reds: 15-22 (6th and last place NL Central, 10.5 GB, L2)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: On Tuesday against the Marlins, Hendrickson endured his worst start since replacing Jason Schmidt in the rotation. He allowed home runs to Miguel Cabrera and Miguel Olivo, although two of the five runs against him were unearned. None of the four hitters he walked scored, but his lack of control contributed to his high pitch count and he couldn’t get out of the fifth inning.
Reds: Livingston is making his first career Major League start, taking the place of Eric Milton, who was moved to the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow sprain on Wednesday. Livingston was 0-3 with a 3.22 ERA in seven starts this season at Triple-A Louisville. The southpaw made three relief appearances with the Seattle Mariners last year.
- The Dodgers haven't swept a three-game series since April 6-8 in San Francisco. Let's see if we can celebrate Mother's Day with (no, not a free lip gloss giveaway, Jamie McCourt!) a win today against the Reds. The Dodgers have won their last eight games against Cincy, dating back to 2005.