Jeff Weaver (2-1, 3.38) vs. Livan Hernandez (3-1, 5.59).
COMMENTS: We can beat the Mets when they make five errors, not including forgetting to touch third base on the game-winning run. We can beat the Mets when they make one error. So the question tonight is, can we beat the Mets if they don't make any errors? Not that I'm predicting an error-less game for the Mets, but it would be nice to win a game that they didn't giftwrap for us with a bow, right? So far, the Dodgers are 7-3 against NL East teams, which we all said was going to be the Dodgers' true test of mettle after fattening up on the easy pickings of our own division. A sweep against the Mets would indeed be sweet.
Joe Torre had to rustle Weaver up from a deep sleep yesterday, in order to inform him he'll be starting tonight in place of Eric Stults, who has a spwained left thumby (awwwwwww!). Can Shaggy shake off the effects of scooby snacks and lead a group of meddling kids to victory?