Bradley Penny (5-6, 5.66) vs. Jeff Francis (1-5, 6.12).
COMMENTS: Penny, who lasted only four innings (giving up 5 ER) in his last outing in New York, has the opportunity to get his own record back to even with a win tonight. Similarly beleaguered Jeff Francis has allowed 16 runs in his previous three starts. Expect another offensive bonanza following last night's three-HR fireworks show (Kent, Kemp, Ethier)--and let's hope it's the Dodgers' bats which are again humming tonight.
Trivia! The last time Penny and Francis made sports headlines together was the NBA trade of the Magic's Steve Francis for Penny Hardaway and UCLA's own Trevor Ariza of the Knicks, back in February 2006.
Trivia #2! France's "penny" [get it, "Francis-Penny"?] is called a centime.