Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 3.39) vs. Ricky Nolasco (10-4, 3.74).
COMMENTS: Low-scoring game alert! Low-scoring game alert! The Dodgers' near-perfect Kuroda goes against the Marlins' winningest pitcher Nolasco in what should be a pitchers' duel. Don't expect much offense. Do expect a quick game. Don't expect the Dodgers to take sole possession of first place before the All-Star Break, as the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies today. Do expect us to place too much hope that Don Mattingly's return after the break will ignite the Dodger bats. Don't expect any trade will make the Dodgers significantly better. Do expect lots of bitching and whining when the Diamondbacks make a trade that makes the Dodger front office look bad.