Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-3, 3.06) vs. Carlos Martinez (1-3, 4.33).
Don't look now — I SAID DON'T LOOK NOW! — but the Dodgers have won...three in a row. Dun-dun-DUNNNNNN. They've got the reliable Ryu on the mound versus the Cardinals' rookie spot-starter Martinez. They barely scratched out a run against Wainwright last night, but he's an outlier. Let's not forget in their last homestand the Dodgers averaged more than five runs a game.
Don't look now — I SAID DON'T LOOK NOW! — but the Dodgers are the closest they've been to first place since the beginning of May. They're two games back of the Giants, who face the Reds' ERA leader Cueto tonight. If the Dodgers win, they'll go ten games above .500 for the first time this season. No pressure, boys! Dun-dun-DUNNNNNN.
Oh, and just to be safe: