Dodgers start Eric Stults, LHP (1-1, 3.91) vs. Orlando Hernandez, RHP (8-4, 3.09).
Dodgers: 66-62 (3rd place NL West, 5.5 GB; 4th place WC, 3.5 GB; L1)
Mets: 72-55 (1st place NL East, 6.0 GA; W1)
Current postseason odds for the Dodgers, from Baseball Prospectus: 22.9%
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Stults had only a brief lapse against Colorado, he otherwise appeared overpowering as he allowed two hits in six innings with nine strikeouts. And now he returns to the scene of his other Major League victory, accomplished in the pressure of last year's pennant race. Stults seems to rise to the occasion, as he's pitched better for the Dodgers than he did in the Minor Leagues.
Mets: El Duque has been spectacular for the Mets in the past month, pitching into the late innings and always giving his team a chance to win. They're 11-1 in his last 12 starts, though Hernandez has not received the decision every time. He said that he doesn't mind large pitch counts and thinks that fatigue from long outings is mostly mental. He avoids that by not paying attention to his count.