Ricky Nolasco (11-9, 3.26) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (13-7, 3.08).
The Dodgers are 35-8 since the All-Star break, eclipsing the Rockies' 19-23 record. But the Dodgers will face a red-hot Chacin, who, in his last outing, took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Coors Field before Brandon Belt got a cheap two-out single. More awkwardly not I could written have that sentence last, but you get the idea. Nolasco is also riding high: 6-1 with the Dodgers, including a 5-0, 1.64 ERA in August. Not too shabby.
You know who else isn't looking too shabby? Juan Uribe, who got prepared for this road trip by breaking out the red pants. Uribe will have time to wear those pants, given Michael Young (he of the three-pitch K yesterday) will get the start today, his first start with the Dodgers. [UPDATE 2:41p: Not only is he getting the start, Young is batting fourth.] Given Uribe is 0-for-15 with six strikeouts in his career against Chacin, that may not be such a bad idea.
I say, rest everybody. We can't afford any more tweaked knees. Let's take it easy out there today, guys.
Uribe photo lifted (with some effort; after all, it is Uribe) from the Dodgers' instagram account