Clayton Kershaw (9-6, 2.01) vs. Homer Bailey (5-9, 3.84).
Is the concept of a stopper overrated? It hasn't been an issue up to this point in the season, but Kershaw beating the Reds tonight could mean the difference between the Dodgers refusing to relinquish first place and playing a frustrating game of first-place tag with the pesky D'bags.
Bailey threw that (deservedly) celebrated no-hitter against the Giants earlier this month, but followed that performance with three consecutive losses. We know our starting pitching will be solid; the Dodgers need to unrevert (I know it's not a word, English majors) from their wasteful ways on the basepaths if they want to make it four straight Ls for Homer.
Update (Sax): I will be at tonight's game, as will SoSG AC. Hit us if you want to say hi or down a beer.