Dodgers start Eric Stults, LHP (1-3, 4.93) vs. Barry Zito, LHP (10-13, 4.63).
Dodgers: 82-79 (4th place NL West, 8 GB, W2)
Giants: 70-91 (5th/last place NL West, 20 GB, L4)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Stults gets a pick-up start for the season finale in place of Brad Penny, who has shut it down. This will be Stults' fourth start of the season for the Dodgers and first since Sept. 5 in Chicago. In his only appearance against the Giants this year, he pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
Giants: Zito will close out the season with a final start against the Dodgers. Overall, Zito is finishing the season strong, with an impressive effort in the final two months, but he has faltered a little in his past two starts. In his start against the Padres on Monday, Zito made it only five innings, giving up four runs on eight hits while putting runners on every inning, but the Giants gave him seven runs of support and he earned the win.
COMMENTS: It's fan appreciation day, and I can't wait to hear how Frankie McCourt shows his appreciation for his record-setting fan base. By screwing over the team with an inactive off-season, and more talk of clubhouse dissension? By sticking us with a manager who sleepwalks through every game for yet another year? By complicating parking flows beyond reason? By denying us the World Series title that these fans, and this city, richly deserves?
You want to show us fan appreciation, Frank? Enough with the seat cushions and free flights to Phoenix. GIVE US ALEX RODRIGUEZ NEXT YEAR. We deserve it.