John Ely (0-1, 4.26) vs. Dan Haren (4-1, 4.04).
COMMENTS: He looks like Matthew McConaughey and his pitching style has been compared to that of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych. He is John Ely, and in his last start, he held the hot-hitting Brewers to one earned run over 6 2/3 innings. He won't break 90 mph on the speed gun; instead, he's a location pitcher. Remember, Ned Colletti turned Juan Pierre (2010: .230/.292/.230) into Ely and Jon Link, so credit where credit is due.
Unfortunately, in the red trunks is Dan Haren, the Diamondbacks' great uninjured hope. But as Sax put it in last night's Post-Game Thread, "If we can beat Ubaldo, we can beat Haren." And it turns out Haren has a curiously plump 1.261 career WHIP against the Dodgers. But he also has notched 50 K's and is 10-for-22 at the plate this season, so let's not lose our heads, okay?
Fidrych: John Iacono/Sports Illustrated