Chad Billingsley (2-3, 3.88) vs. Zack Greinke (5-2, 3.66).
There is some dignity in salvaging the final game of a three-game series. But the final game of a four-game series? A little like kissing your sister who happens to be queen and your incestuous bastard becomes king. Anyhoo, it's obviously not just the Dodgers' first three-game skid of the year weighing on their psyche, but the
imminent departure of heretofore hardy Matt Kemp to Disabledlististan.
But sometimes the crows bring good news. Reinforcements are on the way in the person of Triple-A stud Alex Castellanos, and Brewers starter Greinke was lit up by the Diamondbacks in his last start. Plus, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Booyah! Cutting-edge humor!
The Dodgers are still MLB-best at 32-18 (16-7 in April and 16-11 so far in May), but it feels like we've already dodged a season's worth of arrows in going 9-5 during Kemp's first sojourn. Can the Boys in Blue bear down for another assault on their record? Gird your loins.