Zack Greinke (7-1, 2.01) vs. Alfredo Simon (6-2, 2.31).
If I can remember exactly how this sequence goes, we've got red Simon up against blue Greinke and a Dodgers team that is pretty green against Simon (Simon has never started a game against the Dodgers, and is lifetime 2.1 IP having given up 2 H and 1 ER).
Meanwhile, Greinke's talk is all about the consecutive streak he has put together, stretching 22 consecutive starts with two or fewer earned runs allowed (topping Roger Clemens' 1990-1991 run). If you rewind to Greinke's last start, he allowed three runs but only one earned in the Dodgers' 5-3 loss to the Mets. I think it will be no surprise to see Greinke bounce back this outing, especially given his trickster portfolio of pitches. Let's build off of Josh Beckett's outing two days ago, and Hyun-Jin Ryu's first seven innings yesterday, Zack! Repeat after me!
Oh, and of course, there's this tonight: