Quite the falloff from last Saturday's games which had a lot of impressive names taking the hill and ended up with Ubaldo Jiminez throwing a no-hitter. But we've just gotta keep on keepin' on.
Scuffling Teams And A Surprise: The Dodgers aren't exactly off to a rousing start in 2010, a set of circumstances further compounded by the recently creampuffed Manny Ramirez. They send Clayton Kershaw to the bump to take on the Nationals. Elsewhere the Padres, leaders in the NL West turn to Wade The White to "duel" against Cincinnati and Johnny Cueto. And then your early tilts are rounded out by a Braves/Mets matchup at 1:10PM.
FOX-y Lady: Only two games to pick from for the National broadcast today at 4:10PM. Joel Pineiro shut down the Yankees in a start earlier in the year and looks to do so again. Meanwhile, Joba Chamberlain, fresh off blowing last night's game will be spending the day away from the ballpark to highjack a Red Bull truck. In the other game, the M's and White Sox go head-to-head in a matchup that pits Doug Fister against former Seattle-ite and current drunken gadabout Freddy Garcia. Overwrought story lines: engage!
"When I was born, the world was a far simple place. It was all just cops and robbers.": The Marlins play a double-header against the Rockies today with the first game starting at 5:05PM. Brett Cecil scorned the notion of "Raypril" yesterday and Ricky Romero looks to follow suit. The OrioLOLes already proved to be good for whatever ailed Jon Lester. They still only have two wins on the season; Brian Matusz owns both of them and he's taking the hill today. Joe Mauer is going to take a break from being awesome to lead the Twins against Luke Hochevar and the Royals. Dontrelle Willis looks to avenge the Rangers dramatic victory in yesterday's game. He will probably fail. And in the late game at 9:05PM, Wainwright and the Red Birds take on SMALL SAMPLE SIZE Zito.