Clayton Kershaw (9-4, 2.96) vs. Chris Carpenter (9-3, 3.29).
COMMENTS: Vicente Padilla may have been the Dodgers' opening-day starter, but who did Joe Torre choose as his second-half starter? None other than Kershaw, who is starting to find the consistency that can turn him into a number-one pitcher. However, the Dodgers always kinda seem to suck at Busch Stadium, so Kershaw has quite a challenge — made more difficult by going up against the Cards' co-ace Carpenter. Here's hoping Kershaw is as smooth as the Old Spice guy, my new hero.
UPDATE: Manny's back!