Clayton Kershaw (6-5, 3.27) vs. Yovani Gallardo (8-6, 2.95).
COMMENTS: The Sausage Race? Cool. Playing "Roll out the Barrel" after "Take Me Out the Ballgame"? I could take it or leave it. But Bernie Brewer? The mascot who makes Mr. Met seem warm and cuddly by comparison? Just creepy. Those glassy eyes, that oversized, banana-colored (and -shaped) moustache — and are those teeth? A mouthguard? Bernie Brewer approaches D. Baxter-level creepiness.
Oh yeah, the Dodgers have been assured of the best record in the majors before the All-Star break. Next time you see a regular-season Game Thread here, we'll know who will have home-field advantage in the World Series, and we'll be anticipating the return of Manny Ramirez to Dodger Stadium.