Hiroki Kuroda (1-1) vs. Zach Duke (0-0).
COMMENTS: So the Dodgers have won two series and lost two series, leaving them 5-7 and four games off the NL West lead (luckily, we're only three games out of the wild card with 150 to play). James Loney's marvelous 12-game hitting streak and Rafael Furcal's hot start have been overshadowed (literally) by Andruw Jones and his .100 average (4-for-40). What's more, Joe Torre keeps starting Juan Pierre at Matt Kemp's expense, for reasons unfathomable by any sense of logic. Can the woeful Pirates (6-6 on the year) provide a tonic for the boys in blue?