Clayton Kershaw (12-10, 2.85) vs. Jason Hammel (10-8, 4.45 ERA).
COMMENTS: Bit of a paradox today: Expectations couldn't be lower for the Dodgers, yet hopes couldn't be higher for Kershaw — especially after his last start, a CG shutout of the Giants. Tell you what, Clayton: Toss a perfect game today and we'll forgive the rest of the Dodgers' season. Deal?
Sax here. As a glutton for punishment, I'm heading back to the Stadium again today.