Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 3.49) vs. Homer Bailey (4-3, 5.34).
Speaking of no-hitters, in today's series finale, the Dodgers go for the sweep against a starter who has pitched a no-hitter in each of the last two years. To be fair, Bailey's second no-no was against the woeful Giants. But it still doubles Beckett's number of no-hitters; and our staff ace, Clayton Kershaw, doesn't even have a single no-hitter (nor is Kershaw that close to getting one, opined Jon Weisman).
However, can Bailey channel Jackson Pollock? (And yes, those marks are created by Kershaw throwing foam balls, dipped in paint, against the canvas on the wall; the finished piece is in the MLB Fan Cave art gallery, until I can pull of my epic heist that is.)
But I digress.
Carl Crawford's injury late in yesterday's game probably means Matt Kemp's startless streak will end at five (though who knows; there's always Scott Van Slyke, I suppose). I just want us to get a win without anyone else getting hurt. I've had enough moaning and Groening as it is.
photo, uncredited, swiped from here