While the Dodgers sit around and go through mental preparations for their three-game series with the Mets (which starts tomorrow), there are three games involving NL West teams:
First up (5:40p PT first pitch), the woeful Nationals play at Colorado, who starts the 10-5 Jason Marquis (the pitcher who owned us last week). The streaky Rockies are 9.5 GB and have lost their last two. Would Rockies manager Jim Tracy be concerned? He would be. Would one be able to notice such concern? One would not.
Next up (6.40p PT) is a tossup between the Padres (16.5 GB) at the Diamondbacks (19.0 GB). 0-2 Walter Silva takes on 4-8 John Garland. Yawn.
Finally, the Giants host the Marlins at 7.15p PT. 9-2 Matt Cain takes the hill for San Francisco versus Sean West (3-2, 4.06). Cain is winless in his last three starts. The Giants are 7.5 GB. Pablo Sandoval is rotund.
Fire up the MLB Gamedays and At Bat 2009 apps, boys, and comment away!