Dodgers start David Wells, LHP (8-9, 5.53) vs. Kevin Correia, RHP (4-6, 3.20).
Dodgers: 80-79 (4th place NL West for good, 9.0 GB, L3)
Giants: 70-89 (5th/last place NL West, 19 GB, L2)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Wells struggled in his last start on Saturday against the D-backs. He was pitching on three days' rest, although he said he felt fine. The veteran allowed five runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings, yielding runs in all but one of the innings he pitched in while digging the Dodgers a 5-0 deficit. He also gave up five runs in his previous start when Los Angeles lost at Colorado. Before that, the acquisition of Wells had paid off for the Dodgers, as the veteran lefty had gone 3-0 in four starts, giving up no more than three runs in any of those outings.
Giants: Correia is looking more like a full time starter with every appearance, and after his last start it looks like the transformation is complete. Correia shut out the Reds over seven innings using every pitch in his arsenal effectively, and lowered his starting ERA to 1.80. The Giants have now won six of Correia's seven starts and Correia has pitched his way into a potential starting role for next season. This will be Correia's last start of the season.
COMMENTS: When I was at undergrad, the "Big Game" between Stanford and Cal in college football was always laced with hilarity, as the two schools battled it out for 9th and 10th place in the Pac-10. Sort of reminds me of this weekend's series with the Giants, which will put a merciful end to the 2007 season. Instead of a heated rivalry, we're going to get three games without playoff implications, Barry Bonds, Jeff Kent, Rafael Furcal, or Brad Penny (supposedly he is not starting Sunday, after all). Yawn.