Dodgers start Mark Hendrickson, LHP (4-6, 4.63) vs. Anthony Reyes, RHP (1-11, 5.66).
Dodgers: 60-56 (T-3rd place NL West, 6.0 GB, L1)
Cardinals: 54-60 (3rd place NL Central, 6.5 GB, W1)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Considering the game started with a three-run first inning for Cincinnati, fueled by a bunt single and a broken-bat RBI hit, Hendrickson had a decent start, charged with four runs in six innings. When he was lifted for a pinch-hitter, the Dodgers had yet to score, in keeping with the worst run support of any pitcher in baseball over the last two years. He has only one win since May 2.
Cardinals: Last time out, Reyes continued to show improvement on the mound and continued to get some bad luck. Against the Padres, Reyes went seven innings for the first time this season and gave up one run on seven hits. It should have been a good night for Reyes, except his team was shutout and he was hit with another loss. Reyes has held the opposition to three runs or less nine times and the Cards are 1-8 in those games, thanks to a lack of run support. The good news for the Cards, though, is that Reyes looks like a different pitcher since his recall from Triple-A Memphis, and he continues to give his team a chance to win when he takes the mound.
Cold Cards pitcher + cold Dodger bats = one ugly game. Don't expect a classic but we'll take a win any way we can get it.