Derek Lowe (2-5, 5.03) vs. Carlos Zambrano (7-1, 2.47).
COMMENTS: Hard to muster enthusiasm for today's game. Although Lowe improved in his last outing against the Cardinals, we're facing Carlos "Big Z" Zambrano, who might be able to single-handedly beat the Dodgers with his pitching and hitting. ("Smells like a sweep," says SoSG commenter Karina.) The Dodgers are frustratingly lacking in situational hitting, but through no fault of Erin from Beantown West and our own Alex Cora, both again braving the brutal Chicago wind chill to provide the Dodgers some positive blogger karma. Stay warm, kids!