Hiroki Kuroda (7-8, 3.74) vs. Hisanori Takahashi (7-4, 4.69).
COMMENTS: Coupla interesting parallels going tonight. We have two large-market teams with similar underachieving records (Dodgers 50-45, Mets 49-46). We have two Japanese starters: one former Carp and one former Giant. Yomiuri Giants, that is. Did you know Yomiuri's mascot is an orange rabbit in the shape of their YG logo? This fella is known as the Giabbit.
Anyhoo, only one team is coming off a 14-inning loss — ha ha! — followed by an undoubtedly emotional plane ride into town. AccuScore gives the home team a whopping 70% chance of winning tonight. What could go wrong?