Randy Wolf (3-1, 2.84) vs. Dan Haren (4-4, 2.54).
COMMENTS: The merry month of May is over, and the Dodgers started their June gloom (as Vinny was fond of reminding us last night) with yesterday's loss. Despite that, the Dodgers are still 4-2 against the Diamondbacks this year.
Wolf has had some hard-luck outings this year but has proven an effective complement to Chad Billingsley. Haren may have the fifth-lowest ERA in the NL, but he's 3-4 with a 4.46 ERA lifetime against the Dodgers. He pitched especially well against the Braves in his last start, however, so don't be surprised if tonight's game is another low-scoring affair.
Brad Ausmus starts behind the plate tonight for the Dodgers. From Ken Gurnick at Dodgers.com:
Brad Ausmus will start behind the plate for the Dodgers on Tuesday night and no, Joe Torre said, it has nothing to do with the five wild pitches that Russell Martin didn't stop Monday night.
Torre said the decision was made over the weekend to give Martin Tuesday night off. Matchups probably have something to do with it, as Martin has a .188 lifetime average against Dan Haren, Arizona's starter.
Tonight's occupant of the press box "Blog Spot" at Dodger Stadium is Ernest from Blue Heaven. Have a blast, Ernest!