Clayton Kershaw (3-2, 1.66) vs. Wade Miley (2-1, 3.06).
Can the Dodgers do it?
The last time the Dodgers had a six-game losing streak this year, from April 14-20, they ruined their chances by going out and beating Baltimore in the final game, 7-4. Tonight, they have a chance at a septacular, craptacular seven-game losing streak yet again. And they can't blow this opportunity, since the next one wouldn't roll around until (at this pace) May 20th (vs the Brewers and Cardinals; you may laugh, but it could happen!).
If the Dodgers are going to have a shot at their first seven-game losing streak since June 14-20, 2012, they're going to need Clayton Kershaw to not replicate his last outing of 7.0 IP, 1 ER ball, in a game that was ultimately lost by Ronald Belisario serving up a meatball to Oyster Pubes for a walk-off HR.
No, Kershaw would have to pitch poorly tonight, ideally closely enough so that the fate of the game's outcome gets handed to Brandon League, blower of last night's game not to mention two losses in his last two appearances. League has been fine-tuning a special pitch for just this situation!
Wade Miley, on the other hand, is off to a great 2013, with ERA, ERA+, and K/9 season statistics at career-best levels. If he can lead his Diamondback brethren to the sweep tonight, he can help the Dodgers achieve their goal. Dodgers coach Don Mattingly could also help this out by making sure Luis Cruz and Justin Sellers get starts this evening.
Oh, and SoSG AC will be at tonight's game, on hand to record potential history! Join him by purchasing Dodgers tickets here!
UPDATE 7:31p: And here's a random screen shot from today's game, in progress--not a lot of people there (at least, during Kemp's first AB):
photo swiped from this site