Dodgers start Eric Stults, LHP (0-1, 5.06) vs. Orlando Hernandez, RHP (6-4, 2.96).
Dodgers: 55-43 (1st place NL West, 1.0 GA, W1)
Mets: 54-43 (1st place NL East, 2.5 GA, L1)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Stults has worked out of the bullpen since being called up July 4, and has been solid, despite a tough outing his last appearance against the Phillies on Tuesday. Stults gave up two homers to Ryan Howard and surrendered four runs on eight hits in just three innings of relief. Prior to that game, Stults had allowed just two runs on eight hits over 7 2/3 frames. Stults uses his changeup and slider as his out pitch and sets batters up with a mid-80s fastball.
Mets: El Duque has won successive starts for the first time this season, earning wins over the Reds and Padres. He allowed two doubles by Adrian Gonzalez and two walks, one intentional, and defeated the Padres on Tuesday for the third time in four career starts. His pitches lacked precision but had movement. He struck out four batters and threw 95 pitches.
Stults was one of the three current Dodger players I was fortunate enough to meet yesterday (standing here with Sweet Lou Johnson). He was nice and polite and answered tons of questions from an adoring crowd. This Son wishes him a lot of luck today!