Chad Billingsley (12-8, 3.83) vs. Max Scherzer (8-8, 4.26).
COMMENTS: We are so certain of a victory tonight that we're even taking the brakes off of our GT superstitions (opponent name in the title; posting on the hour). Why should we be worried? Arizona is 19 games off of the division pace. Scherzer hasn't gone more than 7 innings in any of his last six starts (2W, 2L, 2ND), with his ERA jumping from 3.61 to 4.26 over that period. AccuScore gives us a 53% chance of winning tonight's contest. And most of us Dodger fans have faith in Chad Billingsley, despite drivel from Bill Plaschke and the usual gang of idiots, as well as losses in Billingsley's last two outings.
We've waited two games into this four-game series to bust out the team's hupping sticks, whcih I believe is deliberately and coincidentally timed for "new-man" (get it?) Jim Thome's arrival tonight. So I expect a huge win by the Dodgers tonight. In fact, you'd be Mad not to agree.