Brad Penny (1-2) vs. Paul Maholm (0-1).
COMMENTS: Dodgers can achieve a series victory with a win tonight. SoSG has run the numbers and found out that the Dodgers are 2-0 this year when scoring 11 runs. As such, we're boldly predicting tonight's key to the game: score 11 runs. Free James Loney's hitting streak is up to 14 games, and his .380 average is sixth in the NL. But it was nice last night to see Jeff Kent bust out the whipping stick (Kent leads the Dodgers with 3 HR), inspiring both Russell Martin (his homer last night lifted his average to .184) and Andruw Jones (an unbuttoned jersey and a two-hit night lifted his average to .149). Let's hope the boys can keep the runs coming (they can use Immodium on tomorrow's day off).
And speaking of intestinal fortitude, a Daughter-in-Law of Steve Garvey will be in the house tonight, along with a Mom of a Son of Steve Garvey (man, that sounds awful now that I've written it; no slight mention). Baseline seats and everything. How many fleece blankets will the two of them procure from tonight's giveaway? Stay tuned.