Hiroki Kuroda (1-2. 3.82) vs. Nelson Figueroa (2-1, 4.08).
COMMENTS: The Dodgers averted a losing streak with last night's 5-1 win, and now trail the Diamondbacks by only three games. But, tonight they face a solitary man who boasts all five vowels in his last name. ALL FIVE VOWELS! (Shouldn't we be countering with Esteban Loaiza? Wait a second, scratch that idea.) The Dodgers send Kuroda (of three-vowel fame) to the mound in return. The Dodgers have the third-most runs in the NL, but we're not scoring them with the long ball (T-11th), so it was a pleasant surprise to see Rafael Furcal, Blake DeWitt, and Matt Kemp all go yard last night. Can we keep up our offensive tear tonight?