Jeff Weaver (5-4, 3.90) vs. Tim Lincecum (12-3, 2.20).
Remember how you felt Sunday night? Compare that to how you feel now. Big difference, no? Certainly the Dodgers can relate, and hopefully that attitude shift will pay off against Lincecum. The Dodgers are throwing their entire bullpen against Mr. Cy Young today, including 25-year-old knuckleballer Charlie Haeger, who took Eric Stults' place on the roster.
Joe Torre, on catching the knuckleball:
My catching a knuckleball was so good the Braves went out and got Bob Uecker, which hastened the end of his playing career and he became a broadcaster. I feel responsible for making him a broadcaster.
Good luck today, Russell!
And a note from Ken Rosenthal at FOXSports.com:
One scout views the Giants' red-hot Eugenio Velez the same way he viewed the Marlins' Emilio Bonifacio early in the season. Velez, the scout says, is feasting on fastballs. Once opponents start throwing him breaking balls, his party will end.
(Thanks to True Blue LA commenter shaqfor3 for posting the animated .gif!)