Matt Magill (0-0, 6.92) vs. Mike Minor (5-2, 2.75).
After yesterday's dispiriting loss, and the dispiriting loss the day before that, in what has been a most dispiriting season, we get to today's game, which will almost certainly be another dispiriting loss for the last-place Dodgers that will complete the first-place Barves' dispiriting sweep.
Each team is starting a pitcher with the initials MM, but only Atlanta's MM belongs in the majors right now. Minor is fresh off a win over the gritty Diamondbacks, while the Dodgers have yet to win a game started by Magill. (Sometimes it seems they have yet to win a game started by anyone.)
For the tattered bullpen's sake, let's hope Magill can eat a few innings today, because this road trip continues tomorrow in Milwaukee.
So: crappy team, yet we keep pulling for them. That's dispirit!
First pitch is expected at 12:15pm PT.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 19, 2013