Dodgers start Hong-Chih Kuo, LHP (0-1, 7.71) vs. Jake Peavy, RHP (7-1, 1.68).
Dodgers: 34-25 (3rd place NL West, 1.5 GB, L2)
Padres: 35-23 (T-1st place NL West, W4)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Kuo pitched a variety of games in his debut. He was all over the place in a two-run first inning, but after the Pirates ran themselves out of that frame the lefty settled down, only to run out of gas with an excessive pitch count and couldn't make it out of the fifth inning. That said, he kept his team close and showed glimpses of his best from last year.
Padres: Peavy wasn’ nearly as dominant in his last start on June 1 as he was in May, as he allowed three runs on 10 hits over seven innings, although he pitched much better as the game wore on, retiring eight of the final 10 batters he faced. Peavy struck out seven and walked one as his ERA went from 1.47 to 1.68.
- We're going to get swept. There's really no way around this one, as the inconsistent Kuo goes up against Jake "I own the league, especially the Dodgers" Peavy. Just hope nobody gets hurt and regroup for tomorrow.
- What, us negative?
From Inside the Dodgers, the lineup:
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