Hiroki Kuroda (8-10, 3.96) vs. Wade LeBlanc (0-1, 11.25).
COMMENTS: "The Dodgers found out on Monday what life was like for the Arizona Diamondbacks over the last five months," writes Dylan Hernandez in today's LA Times. "The Dodgers lost. They didn't score a run. And it didn't matter."
And if there were ever a time for Hiroki Kuroda to prove himself a road warrior, this is it. Kuroda is 6-2 at Dodger Stadium—and 2-8 outside it. Dude likes home cooking, I guess. But get this, Hiroki: Not only is San Diego close to L.A., but Petco Park is the hardest stadium to score in this year. So really, you have no excuse.
And what excuse will the Dodger bats have against Wade LeBlanc, whom they roughed up for five runs in four innings in his first career start last week? For an encore LeBlanc gets the Dodgers again. It's like an exercise in park factors!
Diamondbacks photo by Nam Y. Huh/AP