The second-place Rockies are also idle today, but we've got three other NL West games going on today:
- The Giants wrap up their series with Altanta today, first pitch 10a PT. Barry Zito (5-10) takes the hill against Kenshin Kawakami (5-7), whose name has a whole lot of Ks. The Giants start the day in third place in the NL West, 10.5 games back of the Dodgers.
- The Padres play this afternoon at 4p in Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park. Kevin Correia (6-7) vs. Cole Hamels (a surprisingly pedestrian 5-5). Pads are 24 games behind the Dodgers and this game might not be so interesting, although the Phillies just lost their first game last night, breaking a 10-game win streak.
- Finally, the Diamondbacks host the Pirates, first pitch 6.40p. Dan Haren (10-5) takes on the steakhouse of Charlie Morton (2-2). Snakes are 21 GB the Dodgers, but with Haren on the mound it's a compelling game, at least.
Comment away, Dodger fans!