Chan Ho Park (4-2, 2.45) vs. Barry Zito (3-12, 5.99).
COMMENTS: Yesterday's win over the Giants was unusual for the Dodgers in some ways: They weren't wearing Dodger blue caps (due to MLB's stars-and-striped-logos-on-navy-caps policy), they came from behind, and Derek Lowe actually got some run support.
The Dodgers have won four straight, making them undefeated in July—a small thing but thine own, especially in light of Rafael Furcal's potentially season-ending (and Dodger-career-ending?) surgery. Andruw Jones did not impress in his return but Nomar Garciaparra did, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.
In fact, the Dodgers hit seven doubles yesterday, and today they've got a decent chance for another offensive outburst against the Giants' struggling curveballer. Zito's struggles this season have been well chronicled, but he should at least be happy to be starting at home. Oh wait, he's 0-8 at AT&T Park. Never mind, Barry.
Brad Penny isn't ready to return to the Dodgers' rotation, so Park gets another spot start. Before Park's last start I was down on his chances, and he promptly shut out the Angels for six innings en route to an unexpected Dodgers victory. To which I say: eh. (Get it?)