Dodgers start Brad Penny, RHP (7-1, 2.26) vs. Jorge Sosa, RHP (6-1, 2.64).
Dodgers: 37-28 (T-1st place NL West, W2)
Mets: 36-27 (1st place AL East, 2.0 GA, L4)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Bouncing back from a lackluster performance at Pittsburgh, Penny was masterful on Friday night, as he limited the Toronto Blue Jays to a single run over 7 2/3 innings. Penny walked none and struck out seven, but he was denied a victory when Dodger closer Takashi Saito was unable to protect a 2-1 lead in the ninth. Penny is 3-10 lifetime against the Mets. It will be his first start against New York this season.
Mets: Sosa allowed no runs, three isolated singles, a double that Carlos Beltran might have caught and one walk over eight innings on Friday against the Tigers, a team on its way to at least 900 runs. He struck out five while picking up the win, his third straight.
- It's the basement or the penthouse for the Dodgers these days, having moved from third to first place in one night. To paraphrase Charley Steiner, Just when you think you have this game figured out.... The Dodgers go for the heretofore unimaginable sweep of the Mets tonight, sending the dominating Brad Penny to the mound. Everything indicates the Dodgers can win tonight...which means they'll probably lose. Enjoy the game!
- What, us negative?
Tonight's lineup, by way of Inside the Dodgers:
Hang in there, Loney! We expect to see you in the lineup tomorrow.