Ricky Nolasco (6-9, 3.72) vs. Chris Rusin (1-0, 2.93).
As we head into August, let's look at a monthly breakdown of the Dodgers' record this year:
- April: 13-13
- May: 10-17
- June: 15-13
- July: 19-6
Gotta love that trend, but how can the Dodgers possibly keep it up? Well, by beating up on teams like the Cubs, for starters. The Cubs promoted Rusin from their AAA club after trading Scott Feldman and Matt Garza, and they won his starts against the Diamondbacks and Giants.
If the Dodgers are to avoid following suit, their bats will have to re-emerge from their recent hibernation, having scored a mere 12 runs over the last six-game homestand. Maybe road cooking is just what the Dodgers need to get back on track.