Hiroki Kuroda (9-14, 2.88) vs. Jaime Garcia (10-6, 3.45).
Oh, these redbirds are ANGRY. Before the woeful Dodgers rolled into town, they were still contending for the NL Central title, facing a large-but-not-impossible 8.5 GB gap with the red-hot Brewers. But having lost Monday's game in the ninth inning after some questionable pitching decisions from the itchy-finger triggering Tony La Russa, and then having been pounded to a pulp by the Dodgers 13-2 yesterday, the Cardinals try to come back today to salvage a victory and potentially sneak back under double digits in the GB column. I can feel the anger!
The Dodgers, meanwhile, may not exactly be snickering pigs, but are indeed fattening up on Cardinals in this series, including breaking out for four HR yesterday. Kuroda is actually on a roll himself, having won three of his last four starts since informing the Dodgers that he wanted to stay in Los Angeles (and with the Dodgers, at that). So I'm guessing there will be no mighty eagle that will save St. Louis today (and certainly not one with a moth in his ear and a fly ball bouncing off his groin).
SoSG Sax would like to thank his mother for the idea for this GT. Thanks, Mom!