Ted Lilly (1-2, 5.13) vs. Clayton Richard (1-1, 3.95).
The Dodgers' mediocre 13-13 record has us luckily tied for second place in the NL West (4.5 GB), and it's clear who has brought us here even to this level: Andre Ethier (who clubbed a game-winning HR Wednesday to give us the win in Florida) and Matt Kemp (whose stratospheric .378 BA, which has finally dropped below Ethier's, has actually been trending downward each day since April 17 when it was .464). Without these two players, we'd be in the cellar. And now that we've had a day off to take a breather and think about it, it's time for the rest of you guys with lumber to step the hell up.
It's only a six-game homestand, including the sub-.500 Padres and Cubs. Surely we can go better than a breakeven 3-3 this go-round, right?