Clayton Kershaw (10-6, 1.91) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (10-6, 2.51)
This is about as close to a dream match as Dodger fans can hope for. (Identical records!) Oh look, it's even been given Ace-Off status by MLB!
Kuroda has been his solid self since joining the Yankees. He's quietly gone 26-17 with 3.05 ERA during his time in pinstripes. Plus, he's just so darn likeable. You want to root for him.
But not tonight. Sure, he beat the Dodgers in New York back on June 19th, but that was three days before they morphed into the juggernaut they are now. Sorry, Kuroda-san. We may still love you, but you're standing on the tracks.
Speaking of guys with K names, someone else is dropping by Dodger Stadium tonight:
Kershaw! Kuroda! Kobe! Kemp! Kenley! Kasten! It's a kornukopia!