Chris Capuano (1-0, 5.40) vs. Zack Greinke (1-1, 6.75).
Capster hasn't been the hallmark of longevity this year for the Dodgers. In his first inning, he didn't escape the fifth inning in San Diego, forcing the Dodgers into extra-inning heroics to win the game. In his second outing, Capster lasted 5 1/3 innings--two outs more than his first start--giving up 2 ER and dropping his ERA from 7.71 to 5.40. With fellow new starter Aaron Harang punching out a career high 13 last week, could Capster match his own career high with 12 Ks tonight (he beat the Indians' CC Sabathia that day)? Not if Chris can't get through the fourth inning, that's for sure; returning to Miller Park to face his former teammates, Capster better not play the klutz.
And as we know, the Dodgers have not won a single game all year outside of California.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee is pulling out all the stops to make sure that the Brewers get another win today. Not only are they starting potential free-agent-to-be Greinke; they're also offering a five-county promotion: Residents of Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Racine and Milwaukee Counties can purchase half-price tickets for all reserved seats except the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive areas and the $1 Uecker Seats (subject to availability). Roll out the barrel (or I'll polka out your eyes)!
UPDATE 5:22p: Hey look, MLB.com GameDay now has "scout", which will tell you insightful things like this!
No shit, scout! (Kemp proceeded to single Ellis in to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.)