Hiroki Kuroda (3-2, 3.10) vs. Jon Niese (1-4, 4.71).
At the time of writing, it's unclear whether Andre Ethier (scratched from Wednesday's game) will be in tonight's lineup, chasing his 30th straight game with a hit. I sure hope so, because aside from the Ethier suspense, there won't be much else to watch in our second-string lineup.
Watching the Dodgers roll over and play dead against the Padres (last place in the NL West) last weekend, I'm not expecting much from us in this weekend series with the Mets (last place in the NL East). Tonight's game also marks the first of another twenty-consecutive-games slog, just like we had last month. We limped to an utterly mediocre 10-10 record that go-round. Will it be back to the future for us again for this 20-game stretch?