Greg Maddux (7-11, 4.18) vs. Cha Seung Baek (4-10, 5.36).
COMMENTS: On paper, there is no way the Dodgers could lose this game. We start the Professor, whose knowledge of the San Diego team resulted in a win on 9/1. They start Baek, un perdedor, whose last start was against us and resulted in an LA win on 9/2. The Dodgers are riding an eight-game win streak which includes a sweep of the Padres; San Diego is 33 games under .500 and so far out of the race, they're out of next year's race as well. So why is ESPN's AccuScore only giving the Dodgers a slight edge (54% at press time)? Because this is the type of game the Dodgers are likely to lose, no matter how good it looks on paper. MLB games aren't played on paper (unless of course they're Strat-O-Matic games). So let's see if we can come into Petco Park and not get muzzled.