Chad Billingsley (6-3, 3.80) vs. Joel Pineiro (4-6, 5.23).
COMMENTS (from Sax): How can we follow up the excitement that was a 1-1 tie for Mexico and South Africa, followed by a scintillating 0-0 France/Uruguay tie? How about by the grand re-opening of 2010 Interleague Play, including the matchups YOU the fans demanded to see!
Second-to-last-place Astros @ second-to-first-place Yankees! Muddling Mets at Odious Orioles! Politically-located Nationals at politically-incorrect Indians! And what says "rivalry" if not Royals / Reds, Blue Jays / Rockies, or Rangers / Brewers?
At least we Angelenos get the Freeway Series, where the 33-30 Angels come to Dodger Stadium to try and ruin the end of our outstanding 8-2 homestand. The Cardinals' sweep proves we can win the close ones, and having Hideki Matsui stumble around in left negates any damage Manny Ramirez might do out in left field. But the Angels have a habit of showing us up, so I'm not counting on a series win, or even a blowout victory for the good guys tonight. Let's just try and score more points on the board than France, okay? Merci.