Dodgers start David Wells, LHP (5-8, 5.54) vs. John Maine, RHP (13-7, 3.64).
Dodgers: 66-63 (T-4th place NL West, 6.5 GB; T-3rd place WC, 4.5 GB; L2)
Mets: 73-55 (1st place NL East, 7.0 GA; W2)
Current postseason odds for the Dodgers, from Baseball Prospectus: 18.6%
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Wells has been preparing for this start with three weeks of surfing and golf, which happens when you're 44 and believing you've retired. The Dodgers changed those plans, but Wells hasn't pitched in three weeks or won in five weeks. He replaces Brett Tomko in the rotation and on the roster. Not sure if he's got anything left, but if he does, a nationally televised comeback in New York is just his style.
Mets: Maine began his last outing on a sharper note than he has of late, but eventually unraveled and couldn't escape the sixth inning. While he finished with a no-decision, Maine -- for the fifth straight outing -- wasn't able to record a quality start. His ERA in August stands at 8.68, and his career ERA against the Dodgers at 5.23.