Carlos Monasterios (2-0, 1.87) vs. Blake Hawksworth (0-2, 5.14)
or P.J. Walters (1-0, 6.23).
COMMENTS: It's official: When the Dodgers win, the Lakers lose, and vice versa. So the Dodgers have to win tonight in order to take this series, because the Lakers are playing Game 3 tomorrow. Got it? Because it makes perfect sense. With Chris Carpenter starting tomorrow and Adam Wainwright on Wednesday, tonight is the Dodgers' best chance for a win in this series. The Cards, apparently having fifth starter problems of their own, are calling this a "bullpen game," so unless their starter dominates — a possibility, given the Dodgers' tendencies against untested pitchers — don't expect him to stick around. Monasterios, a spot-starter himself, can further enhance his value to the team by keeping the Dodgers in the game. Oh, and isn't Blake Hawksworth a character from "Dynasty"?