Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-2, 3.30) vs Joe Blanton (1-7, 6.19).
In the concluding game of this two-game series (which continues tomorrow in Anaheim for two more games; WTF, MLB schedulers?!), the Dodgers look for a series sweep of sorts. Fresh off their biggest come-from-behind victory this season (five runs), the Dodgers face the Angels' version of Josh Beckett: Joe Blanton, who just lucked into his first win of the season last outing, against Kansas City.
Can the Dodgers beat Bizarro Beckett? Possibly, if Adrian Gonzalez (9-for-11 in his last three games, with 7 RBI, 6 R and 2 HR) can bat third, fourth, and fifth in the lineup. Other than that, even with Dee Gordon down in the minors, it may be another error-filled (for us), high-scoring (for them, and maybe even us) evening.
This GT is late, by the way, courtesy of gogo inflight, which is slower than fucking molasses in January. My apologies; blogging from the plane. Sorry about that (and I do hope the SoSG accounting crew reimburses this expense...).