Dodgers start Derek Lowe, RHP (12-13, 3.93) vs. Josh Fogg, RHP (9-9, 4.99).
Dodgers: 80-77 (4th place NL West, 8.0 GB, L1)
Rockies: 85-72 (3rd place NL West, 3.0 GB; T-2nd place WC, 1.0 GB; W9)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Lowe had a day-game nightmare at Coors Field that included a six-run second inning and he was removed after walking the first two batters of the fourth inning, giving him more walks (five) than innings pitched. Whether it's the groin/hip injury or bruised hand or lack of run support, this just hasn't been his year. He'll probably make this start for a chance to finish the season at .500, regardless of its significance in the race.
Rockies: Fogg gave up mostly soft hits while going five innings in the Rockies' 6-5 victory over the Dodgers at Coors Field on Wednesday night. Fogg, however, is winless in his last seven starts against the Dodgers.
COMMENTS: Plaschke publishes a stupid rant, and Grady reads it. Result: tonight's lineup--no Kemp in sight. Perhaps Kemp is too busy massaging Jeff Kent's sore leg as Kent opines about proper baserunning techniques?
F' you, Plaschke, you hack.
UPDATE: If the Dodgers win all the rest of their games and the Rockies lose all the rest of theirs, we could end the season tied for third place. Uh, yeah.