Chad Billingsley (4-0, 2.05) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (1-1, 3.65).
COMMENTS: The Dodgers haven't had a three-game losing streak all year, and we look to Billingsley to make sure that we come out with a win, as well as a shot at a winning record over this nine-game road trip. Coming after last night's disappointing loss and resultant second-guessing, a win up at the Big Phone would be a nice boost. Sanchez, who skipped his last start and hasn't pitched in 12 days, battles control issues and gives up a lot of walks (nine walks in 11.1 IP), but we'll need to make sure we can plate our baserunners (the Dodgers have the second-most runs scored in the NL, but also lead the league in GIDP with 21).
Today's WSJ lists the Dodgers as a 61% probability of winning, but I see from here that the probability has already shrunk a tad to 59.6%. Which means we'll likely lose. Remember, we're a .500 team on the road that's had the benefit of being undefeated at home (which extrapolates to a 121-41 record, which I suppose should win the NL West).