Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 6.75) vs. Eddie Butler (1-0, 1.64)
Curious fellow, this Brandon McCarthy: 6'7", funny guy, hot wife who's also pretty funny...and he's given up roughly one home run for every three strikeouts he records. McCarthy is second on the Dodgers' staff in strikeouts (19 to Kershaw's 26, and Clayton has pitched one more game), but leads in home runs allowed (6; Kershaw has given up 3).
The longballs have to come down, of course, but of further curiosity is our front office's predilection for pitching reclamation projects. McCarthy, Brett Anderson and Brandon Beachy are guys with injury histories that the Dodgers scooped up, hoping for bargains, although McCarthy would have to pitch really well for $48 million over four years to be considered outright theft. He went seven innings in his last start, so let's hope that endurance continues.
The first-place Dodgers have won six straight, and why? The Lucky Boobs Streak, and it started here. Let's continue it!