Interested in the ever-exciting wild card race, featuring two teams in the rear-view mirror for the Dodgers (and both farther than they would appear)? Jorge De La Rosa of the Rockies (14-9, 4.37) faces Giant Deuce Matt Cain (13-5, 2.61) at Big Phone Park, in a game that faces two second-tier NL West competitors head to head.
Oh, sure, they both have records better than the Detroit Tigers. But this is only entertaining to watch if you enjoy self-flagellation (rooting for the arch-rival Giants over the Rockies) and risking future years of therapy trying to figure out why the enemy of our enemy is still sort of our enemy, at least for another couple of games (a Giants win, sweeping the Rockies to match the Dodgers' sweep of the Pirates, would shrink the Rockies' Wild Card lead to 1.5 games with 15 left to play).
Oedipal complexes need not apply.