Hiroki Kuroda (4-1, 2.66) vs. Bud Norris (2-4, 6.03).
COMMENTS: Who else wants this month to never end? May has been as amazing as April was crappy for the Boys in Blue. No Ethier? DeWitt hits two triples. Opening Day starter on the DL? Ely could be the second coming of Greg Maddux in a Dodgers uniform.
So...nine straight! Why not? Last night's victory means the Dodgers have gone four straight series (Rockies, D'backs, Padres, Astros) without a series loss. Standing in the way of four straight series wins is second-year pitcher Norris, who apparently owns the Cardinals but has never started against the Dodgers.
Welcoming Norris to the Ravine is the rock-steady Kuroda, who is pitching like a guy who has never been hit on the head by a nasty comebacker. And Ethier may be headed to the DL (to be replaced by Xavier Paul), but guess who's back? You'll never guess (see bottom of post).