Derek Lowe (2-3, 4.62) vs. Jered Weaver (2-5, 4.86).
COMMENTS: Brad Penny reported right-arm stiffness in his bullpen session Thursday, causing Joe Torre to switch him and Lowe in the rotation. Unfortunately, that means Lowe, desperately in need of some consistency, will be pitching today's rubber game on three days' rest. Although Weaver has struggled somewhat this season, he's still 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in two career starts against the Dodgers.
The very fact that today is a rubber game comes as a surprise, thanks to yesterday's all-Asian tag-team pitching performance. Yesterday I said we'd be lucky winning one game this weekend, and I'm sticking with that. A win today would be shockingly delightful!