Dodgers start Mark Hendrickson, LHP (4-4, 3.92) vs. J.D. Durbin, RHP (0-2, 13.50).
Dodgers: 53-40 (1st place NL West, 1.0 GA, W5 (longest win streak of the year))
Phillies: 46-46 (3rd place NL East, 5.0 GB, L2)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: As a soft-tossing lefty in a Randy Johnson body, Hendrickson is not visually impressive. But he's shown his value as a swingman. He came up big in the final game of the first half with a five-inning start on three days' rest. He's been more effective as a reliever than as a starter since he joined the club a year ago, but with the injuries that have hit the rotation, the Dodgers are glad they have him.
Phillies: Charlie Manuel said Durbin is the most likely candidate to start this one, but that was before the 25-year-old's latest outing. Durbin hit a batter and walked three, including one with the bases loaded, during an inning of relief Friday against the Cardinals. The right-hander is 0-2 after four appearances with the Phillies, with a 13.50 ERA. In his only start this season, Durbin allowed six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings against the Mets. He has never faced the Dodgers.
Lurch, mlb.com is calling you a funny-looking swinger (see above). Don't take those comments lying down! Get angry! Get bitter! Get a win tonight and take the Dodgers to +14!