Dana Eveland (0-0, -.--) vs. Brad Lincoln (1-0, 3.42).
Just who is Dana Eveland, and from what farm did he come? Our fancy media guide says that Eveland's not from a family farm in Minnesota, but rather from triple-A Albuquerque, where he has spent the season notching a 12-8 record with a 4.38 ERA in 25 starts. Prior to this year, Eveland amassed a 16-22 record in the majors across five teams and six seasons, with a career ERA+ of 74.
Can a player with a losing career record, making his Dodger debut in Pittsburgh, have enough stuff to win today's one-game series (a make-up game from May 12), not to mention the first of 11 road games? Certainly not if opposing pitcher Lincoln logs a lot of Ks against us this afternoon, I assume; but we can debate that in this thread (please use the conventional basic time schedule 6-3-7-3-4-6-3).