Dodgers start Brett Tomko, RHP (2-9, 5.56) vs. Phil Dumatrait, LHP (0-1, 16.20).
Dodgers: 58-55 (4th place NL West, 5.0 GB, L6)
Reds: 49-64 (5th place NL Central, 10.0 GB, W4)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: It was another wobbly start for Tomko, who allowed three runs with four walks in a 43-pitch first inning and appeared headed for an early exit. But he got back on track and followed with four scoreless innings to keep the Dodgers in the game against the Giants, leaving after five innings. He is 2-3 lifetime against Cincinnati, his former team.
Reds: Dumatrait's last start was his Major League debut, and it didn't go as well as he would have liked. He lasted only 3 1/3 innings and gave up six earned runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts. He never got in a groove as the first four Nationals reached base and he was chased in the fourth after throwing 82 pitches.
COMMENTS: The streak is at 28 consecutive scoreless innings. Can we count on an early-morning start to keep our bats somnambulating through another nine, to bring the total to 37? Stay tuned (yawn!).