Jeff Weaver (5-4, 3.71) vs. Tom Gorzelanny (5-2, 5.24).
COMMENTS: The Dodgers are coming off a particularly painful series against the Cardinals, where we lost games Monday and Wednesday by the slightest of edges, but it was just enough to make one question the vertebrae of the team down the stretch run. And now we get the Cubs, the team we summarily dispatched in last year's NLDS, but against whom we split when we played four at the friendly confines earlier this year. Oh yeah, and we're starting this four-game series with Weaver, forced into action to replace the injured Hiroki Kuroda, to go against Gorzelanny (who has been decent since the Cubs got him from the Pirates). Sure, I feel wonderful about this series, what with the Rockies and Giants nipping at our heels.
Postseason odds still have us at 98%, second-highest only to the Yankees, and the Rockies' odds at 59% with the Giants at 19% I don't know why I'm worried. But I sure wish the Dodgers could help me put these worries behind us.