Ted Lilly (8-9, 3.55) vs. Bud Norris (6-8, 5.34).
The two-games-under-.500 Dodgers face the seven-games-under-.500 Astros in a game that will be filled with about as much tension as a Kimbo Slice MMA match. Charley Steiner and Rick Monday are sure to fixate on the Dodgers' early morning arrival into Houston, and how the Dodgers will be overtired (as if, when you were 25 years old, a late night really affected your performance the following day). Don't let that fact fool you; truth is, the Dodgers haven't had more than four runs in a game since August 29 (10 games ago). You think that nubby hill in right-center field has something to do with it? Nah, Charley and Rick will assure you any on-field quirks are due to the infamous shadows. You think the date of today's game is the reason why the Dodgers are off to their most embarrassing year in the Joe Torre era? "Nein, nein!"