Dodgers start Mark Hendrickson, LHP (4-5, 4.55) vs. Bronson Arroyo, RHP (4-12, 4.72).
Dodgers: 58-53 (3rd place NL West, 4.0 GB, L4)
Reds: 47-64 (5th place NL Central, 12.0 GB, W2)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: With the Barry Bonds circus in town, Hendrickson kept the best player of his generation in the park and off the bases and kept his team in the game with a quality start, allowing three runs over six innings. He allowed six hits, three of them Omar Vizquel doubles, without a walk and lasted 6 2/3 innings, his longest start in 2 1/2 months.
Reds: Arroyo lasted a season-low 1 2/3 innings and gave up seven earned runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. The right-hander lacked command of his fastball and was hit hard by Washington. He said he felt good coming into the game but pitching coach Dick Pole noticed his starter wasn't sharp during pregame warmups in the bullpen.
Hmm, Mark Hendrickson on the mound, no offense to be seen or heard, and the team moves from a four-game losing streak at home to the humid environs of Cincinnati. Have I told you about Wii Sports baseball?