Dodgers start David Wells, LHP (6-8, 5.46) vs. Jack Cassel, RHP (0-0, 6.00).
Dodgers: 70-63 (3rd place NL West, 4.0 GB; 3rd place WC, 3.0 GB; W4)
Padres: 73-60 (2nd place NL Wast, 1.0 GB; 1st place WC, 2.0 GA; L1)
Current postseason odds for the Dodgers, from Baseball Prospectus: 27.7%
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Wells rose to the occasion of his Big Apple return as a Dodger on national television, with five effective innings and even started the winning rally with a bunt single. Just seeing him chugging down the first-base line was priceless. Now he gets to show if it was a one-shot deal or if he has enough left to help in a September surge.
Padres: Cassel will be recalled from Triple-A Portland in order to make his first Major League start. Cassel made his first big league appearance on Aug. 10 at Cincinnati, allwoing two runs on two hits over three innings of relief. Cassel has appeared in 27 games (24 for starts) for Triple-A Portland, going 7-14 with a 3.91 ERA.
From Inside the Dodgers, the lineup: