Dana Eveland (2-0, 0.60) vs. Ross Ohlendorf (0-2, 8.03).
The Pirates were hanging around in the NL Central race for much longer than anyone had expected, before fading to a record well under .500 (now 67-82). The Dodgers, on the other hand, were never in the NL West race (a loss tonight mathematically eliminates the Dodgers from the division title), but have rallied over the last three weeks to around .500 (73-75 as of tonight). So it's fitting that we pit a 2-0 pitcher against their 0-2 pitcher, as our seasons are kind of mirror images. (Or maybe I'm just poisoned by all this hype over the CW's "Ringer.")
Awesome stat to ponder pre-game: Ohlendorf as one victory in his last 32 starts (dating back to 2009).
In last night's GT, there was a healthy debate about whether Matt Kemp could reach 40/40 (he's at 39 SB but 33 HR, with 13 games to go). He'll have to get really hot, especially against the Pirates, to make this a legitimate chase. But I can't think of another better accolade for Kemp to achieve as we hit the home stretch of the NL MVP race...