Dodgers start Hong-Chih Kuo, LHP (1-3, 6.33) vs. Chris Young, RHP (7-3, 2.08).
Dodgers: 45-34 (T-1st place NL West, W1)
Padres: 44-33 (T-1st place NL West, W2)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: There's no way to know what you'll get out of Kuo from start to start. He can be dominating, as he was against San Diego and the Mets earlier in the month, or he can't get anybody out, as he showed in Toronto. With the opponent in this game being the Padres, the Dodgers are hopeful he duplicates his June 7 start in San Diego, when he allowed one run on three hits over six innings.
Padres: Young is coming off one of his best starts of the season on June 23 when he limited the Red Sox to one hit over seven scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts and two walks. Young peppered the strike zone, throwing 74 of his 110 pitches for strikes. Better still, it wasn't just the life on his fastball that got the better of the Red Sox, as he mixed in a devastating slider and curveball that tied hitters in knots.
From Inside the Dodgers, the lineup: