Dodgers start Brad Penny, RHP (10-1, 2.04) vs. Jake Peavy, RHP (9-2, 2.14).
Dodgers: 45-35 (3rd place NL West, 1.0 GB, L1)
Padres: 45-33 (1st place NL West, 0.5 GA, W3)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Penny took over the National League lead in wins and ERA by beating the D-backs on Monday, allowing one run over seven innings. His fastball was clocked as high as 101 mph on the Chase Field radar gun and was consistently around 95 mph. The Dodgers are 14-2 in Penny's starts this year and he's allowed only two home runs. He has yet to face the Padres this year.
Padres: Peavy missed becoming the National League's first 10-game winner in his last start, losing an Interleague matchup with Red Sox ace Josh Beckett. Peavy wasn't hit especially hard in the game, but a shaky third inning, in which he yielded three runs on five hits, led to the 4-2 defeat. He had three strikeouts and one walk in the game and his command wasn't as sharp as it has been recently, as several balls drifted up in the strike zone.
From Inside the Dodgers, the lineup:
Furcal, SS (.324 with RISP) Pierre, CF (on pace for 59 steals, the most since Lopes' 64 in '76)
Martin, C (finds out tomorrow about AS results)
Kent, 2B (was awesome at the WIN clinic today)
Gonzo, LF (must see TV)
Nomar, 3B (hitting .336 at home)
Loney, 1B (eight-game hitting streak)
Ethier, RF (signed autographs for fans today in Whittier)
Penny, P (.241 batting average, 2.04 ERA)