Brad Penny (5-5, 5.32) vs. Claudio Vargas (1-2, 3.93).
COMMENTS: The Dodgers have a $119 million payroll; the Mets have a $138 million payroll. The Dodgers have a 26-26 record and have lost six of their last ten; the Mets have a 25-26 record and have lost seven of their last ten. The Dodgers have $50 million on the disabled list; the Mets have a Dead Manager Walking. The Dodgers have a mascot in the overpaid, injured veteran; the Mets have a mascot in, well, Mr. Met. I'm hoping for a split in this four-game series.