Nathan Eovaldi (0-2, 2.84) vs. Kevin Millwood (3-5, 3.90).
Two starts. Two losses. Nate Eovaldi's short track record hasn't been great this year, despite going 7.0 IP in his first start and 5.2 in his second, each time yielding just two earned runs. But this time, Eovaldi comes in with the momentum of a four-game win streak freight train behind him, against a starter who hasn't lasted more than five innings in his last two starts.
But that's not all Eovaldi will have working for him tonight, however. This is the first time this 2012 season that the Dodgers will have a special 26th man in attendance: Jason. We Sons met Jason (sans machete) last year and let me tell you, this guy's an uber-fan. As some have said, "He's like a great white shark. You can't really defeat him. All you can hope for is to survive." And it will be a Sweet Day indeed if the Dodgers can take their battle quest to Seattle, and put the Mariners through a crash course on how to play like a division leader. (I can't figure out how to work in ghost mansion or ninja castle so I'll stop right there. Sorry about that.)
[Paul, we'll catch you too on a GT one of these days...]