Brad Penny (5-4, 5.09) vs. Bronson Arroyo (2-4, 6.08).
COMMENTS: What do the Dodgers and Yankees have in common? Let us count the ways: (1) Joe Torre. (2) Overpriced center fielders. (3) Got thumped by Interleague rival this weekend. Want more bad news? Andruw Jones went 0-for-10 with four strikeouts and a walk against the Angels, according to Ken Gurnick. Also:
Penny has not looked anything like the two-time All-Star that opened last season 13-1. For comparison sake, he brings a 5.09 ERA into Monday night's start, double the 2.54 ERA he had after the same nine starts last year....He already has as many losses as he did all last season.
Meanwhile, "Arroyo has pitched 12 consecutive scoreless innings and has allowed just one run over his last 15 innings," so don't be fooled by the losing record and fat ERA. All signs point to a Dodgers loss tonight—which probably means they'll win, because I can't figure this team out.