Paul Maholm (1-3, 4.71) vs. Not Jose Fernandez (0-0, -.--)
The Dodgers were supposed to face Jose Fernandez tonight, but he is likely the next victim of the Great Tommy John Surgery Epidemic of 2014. That absolutely sucks for baseball, because the kid is really, really good. But it's also kind of a relief for the Dodgers, at least tonight, because the kid is really, really good and would have threatened their ability to complete the sweep.
Instead, the Marlins have called up Anthony DeSclafani to make his debut tonight. This is troubling for two reasons: The Dodgers usually have difficulty against rookie pitchers making their debuts, and I can't for the life of me think of a good riff on his name without referencing Gwen Stefani.
Also newsworthy is who may be backing up DeSclafani tonight: Old friend Randy Wolf (he of the epic Star Wars farewell). Wolf opted out of his DBacks contract and was immediately signed by the Marlins earlier today. I think a rude welcome back is in order, don't you?
Paul Maholm (who keeps clinging to his rotation spot thanks to injuries on our side) is likely not going to be sharp, so we'll need Puig to continue on his epic tear and hopefully lead the rest of the offense in picking Maholm up.
SWEEP THE FISH!