Josh Johnson (8-3, 1.82) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (7-6, 3.78).
COMMENTS: It's too bad the Mermaids don't travel with the Marlins team, right? (Yeah, we all know what would happen when the Marlins visited LA.) But yesterday's win, fueled by Mermaid pictures here on SoSG, mandates it necessary to repeat the GT theme today.
Meanwhile, if you're only as good as your last start--we're in trouble. Johnson hasn't gone fewer than six innings since his second game of the season; he hasn't given up more than 2 ER in almost two months. Kuroda, whose last outing was in Arizona July 2, lasted only 1.2 IP and gave up 6 ER, jumping his ERA almost a half a run. Kuroda will go deeper today, but can he outduel Johnson?