Clayton Kershaw (19-5, 2.30) vs. Tim Lincecum (13-12, 2.59).
Per Sax, Clayton Kershaw and Tim Lincecum have met head-to-head three times this season. Kershaw has won all three meetings (by a combined score of 5-2). Tonight, Kershaw has a chance to accomplish three things:
- win his 20th game, bolstering his chances to win the Cy Young Award
- sweep Lincecum in head-to-head meetings
- put the Dodgers above .500, which they haven't been since April.
In a season full of meaningless games, tonight's might be the meaningfullest. We just want to tell you good luck, Clayton. We're all counting on you.