Dodgers start Brett Tomko, RHP (2-10, 5.67) vs. Kyle Kendrick, RHP (5-3, 3.94).
Dodgers: 64-60 (3rd place NL West, 6.0 GB; 4th place WC, 2.5 GB; W1)
Phillies: 65-58 (T-2nd place NL East, 5.0 GB, T-2nd place WC, 1.0 GB; L2)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Tomko was doing all that was asked of a fifth starter by allowing only one run through five innings against Houston in his last start, but he unraveled in the sixth inning with too many walks and the runners he left on base later scored. He wasn't hit that hard by the Astros, but as a starter he has one win since early May.
Phillies: Kendrick hasn't won since July 29, despite pitching well in his previous three outings. He could've won on Aug. 15 against the Nationals -- though he allowed four runs in five innings -- but the Philadelphia bats were silenced. Kendrick has received five runs of support in his past three starts, which resulted in two losses and a no-decision.
According to ITD, Pierre is back in the two-hole, despite the recent wins garnered when he was lower in the lineup (and Grady's boasting that "changes will be made" (apparently not for long)):
Ethier, RF (second career start batting third)