Jason Schmidt (1-1, 7.88) vs. Tommy Hanson (5-1, 2.95).
COMMENTS: Talk about a study in contrasts. Today the Dodgers start a once overpowering pitcher ending his career as a overpaid paperweight, and the Braves start a 22-year-old hotshot rookie with a plus-fastball and his entire career ahead of him. Do you like where this is going? I do not.
Atlanta, third place in the NL East with a 52-50 record, is 10-11 against NL West teams this season. Today would be a wonderful day to witness the Dodger bats thaw further, as we would hate to continue "all the weeping, moaning and teeth-gnashing about the weak offense of a team that's  games over .500," as my Mets fan friend puts it.
(100SS. Game 4. Right here.)