Jeff Francis (4-3, 4.44) of the Rockies, a team 1/2 game ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West and NL Wild Card standings, goes against this strange kid named James McDonald in Pittsburgh. McDonald, 0-1/8.22, seems really familiar... First pitch 4:05p.
The Giants' Timmah Lincecum (11-4, 3.10) goes against Jair Jurrjens (3-4, 4.62) of the Braves in the first of four games at Turner Field. So it's the hair vs. the Jair. Try not to stair. Accuscore in the WSJ says the Braves will win, 3.6 runs to 3.5; I'm pretty confident that that won't be the final score. First pitch 4:10p.