Jon Garland (9-11, 4.23) vs. Daniel McCutchen (0-1, 4.85).
DODGERS' OFFICIAL MAGIC NUMBER: 16
COMMENTS: Last time I said not taking a series against a losing team would be a disappointment, the Dodgers dropped two of three to the D'backs. But I'm going to risk it again: Not beating the 55-86 Buckys would be a HUGE disappointment.
The fly in the ointment could be McCutchen, in only his third major-league start. Let's hope the Dodgers' history of faring poorly against green pitchers doesn't continue tonight. Meanwhile, the Rockies are visiting San Francisco, where the Giants have taken five of six from them. I wouldn't mind seeing that trend continue.