Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 3.16) vs. Tim Lincecum (10-4, 2.94).
COMMENTS: As the Dodgers continue their free fall through the NL West — only 14 more games until we catch the Diamondbacks! — we can at least pause to enjoy this matchup of two of the finest young pitchers in the game. True, Kershaw is two Cy Youngs behind Lincecum, but Kershaw (only 22 years old!) is still enjoying what could be his breakout season.
Tonight is also James Loney Bobblehead Night at Dodger Stadium, so let's take a moment to recognize Loney's consistency. He leads the Dodgers in doubles, total hits and RBIs, and somehow seems to avoid the injuries and big slumps that have affected some of his teammates. Sure, he could hit for more power — he's on pace for another 13 HRs this year (see what I mean about consistency?). But overall, he's our King James.