Ricky Nolasco (5-8, 3.85) vs. Ian Kennedy (3-4, 5.16).
Tonight, Ricky Nolasco makes his Dodgers debut. According to David Vassegh of the MLB Network, Nolasco will have 20-25 family members in the crowd for his Dodger debut. Nolasco is thrilled to be pitching for his hometown team; he loved watching Ramon Martinez and Chan Ho Park pitch growing up, and according to Vassegh, Nolasco was named "Enrique" because of his father's love of Rick Monday. (Clearly, Nolasco's father keeps track of the score on his own when listening to Rick Monday radio broadcast games.) Nolasco pitched against the Diamondbacks this season for Miami on May 19, and held them to one run and five hits over 8.0 IP, earning the win as well as notching 11 Ks (his season high). Nolasco is 6-2 with a 4.41 ERA lifetime against the Snakes. In fact, one could definitely call Nolasco "spicy"; he's off to his second-best season in his eight-year career, from an ERA and ERA+ perspective.
Kennedy? Since his role in the June 11 brawl, and subsequent 10-game suspension, he hasn't seen the Dodgers again. Kennedy is 0-1 against the Dodgers this year in two starts; he's 5-3 against Los Angeles with a 3.77 ERA lifetime. But more importantly, Kennedy is weak sauce.
So there you have it, a tale of two sauces today at Chase Field.