Hiroki Kuroda (1-1) vs. Jair Jurrjens (1-2).
COMMENTS: Someone fire the equipment manager. The Dodgers clearly forgot to pack their bats on this trip, scoring a paltry two runs off the Braves' patchwork pitching staff. We're only 17 games into the season (a little over 10%), but is it too early to be concerned that this is not a good offensive team? Is it a matter of a poor lineup (we're leaving plenty on base and are 1-for-13 with RISP this series), poor performances from key players (Martin seems lost, Kemp continues to free swing, and Nomar has been abysmal), or Mattingly's absence? This season will be pretty sad if we're just fighting to stay ahead of last-place San Francisco all year. Let's see if a game pitching against the most loathed character in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace improves our lot.