Hiroki Kuroda vs. Chris Volstad.
COMMENTS: The Dodgers finally got in the win column yesterday, and today they celebrate by sending last year's Opening Day starting pitcher to the mound. (Remember? Kuroda got a 4-1 win over Jake Peavy in San Diego?) Which would be great, except for the fact that Kuroda is grieving the recent passing of Hiroshima Carp teammate Takuya Kimura. Hiroki might not be in the mood to go spearing any fish, if you catch my drift.
But coming off a 10-2 win in which James Loney finally broke out, Ronnie Belliard put his weight a little more into his swing, and Chad Billingsley demonstrated how a starter should persevere through some adversity, the Dodgers may have finally bottled some momentum, for the first time this year. Let's hope today's game doesn't turn into an another awful comedic misadventure, like the Dodgers had in their first two games in Pittsburgh.