Hiroki Kuroda (7-14, 3.01) vs. Jordan Lyles (1-6, 4.88).
While rookie Lyles Lyles Crocodiles is coming off the worst start of his career (7 ER and 12 H over 5.0 IP, versus the Diamondbacks), and his league-worst Astros have already dropped the first two games in this series.
But against Lyles is Hard-Luck Hiroki, who has received the worst run support in the National League and the third worst run support in MLB. It's enough to make Kuroda seem like Mr. Grumps, indeed.
Dodgers, the least you could do is get Hiro a win, and give him an outside, distant shot at evening up his record by years' end. Or for pete's sake, make sure to save Kuroda one of those free giveaway backpacks (first 15K kids 14 and under).