Dodgers start Derek Lowe, RHP (8-9, 3.45) vs. Livan Hernandez, RHP (6-7, 4.98).
Dodgers: 58-51 (3rd place NL West, 2.0 GB, L2)
D'backs: 61-50 (1st place NL West, 1.5 GA, W1)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Assuming he gets past a Wednesday bullpen session, Lowe returns after missing a start for the first time in his Major League career because of pain in the left groin area. He's also winless since June 22, although the respectable ERA is an indicator that he's drawn tough assignments and been the victim of poor run support throughout the season. Known as an innings eater, he's gone three and four innings in his last two starts.
D'backs: Hernandez got shelled Sunday against the Braves, allowing eight runs on eight hits in four innings, tying a season high for runs allowed. He also walked three and hit a batter during his short day of work. The escape artist nearly got out of a bases-loaded jam in the second after inducing a popup with one out, but Conor Jackson missed a ball hit to first that led to a two-out, three-run double after Hernandez also allowed three in the first. He's now 1-5 with a 6.58 ERA in his last 11 starts since starting the year 5-2.
This Son will again be back at the Stadium tonight, Field level, 3rd base side. I'm wearing a blue Dodgers BP jersey since my grey jersey isn't doing the trick. Stop by and say hi--look for the guy making cracks at Livan Hernandez' weight.
The lineup, from Inside the Dodgers: