Jason Schmidt (1-0, 5.40) vs. Chris Volstad (7-9, 4.34).
COMMENTS: Jason Schmidt, Take 2. If I had any idea what Schmidt will bring to the table today, I'd be playing the ponies instead of watching the Dodgers. As it is, he showed enough moxie to get through five innings in his last outing. Building on that would be a great next step for him. Otherwise we'll have to resurrect the whole fifth-starter discussion again.
The 22-year-old Volstad is 1-1 lifetime against the Dodgers. He's tied for second on the Marlins' pitching staff in wins, but today's start will likely put his innings count over 40 above last year's. Will he be a victim of the "Verducci Effect"?