: John Ely gets the start for the Dodgers. Like the Dodgers, Ely has come back to earth a bit in the past two weeks giving up 8 runs in 10 IP during his last two starts. He may not need to be lights out today, as the Dodgers have outscored the Reds 18-2 in the first two games of the series. Any Ely start is also an excuse to link to Joe Cowley's prom pic
. Bronson Arroyo for the Reds.
Nats at Tigers, 1:10: Detroit breaks out the roomba tying to nab it's 8th win in 11 games. Leyland's squad is a mere 2 games back of the Gardy's Boys. WHO'S! MORE! GRIZZLED! The Nats are 5-9 for June and 3 of those wins came against The Pirates. Remember those heady May days when you weren't terrible. It's Luis Atilano vs. Jeremy Bonderman.
Roxtober Roxaholics at Twins, 1:10: Another potential sweep in this one... but the Twins will have to do it in a very uncomfortable way, if you get my drift ;) They have to face Ubaldo Jimenez and his sub 1.00 ERA. Francisco Liriano gets the start for the Twins making this the Castrol Protects Against Viscosity And Thermal Breakdown Presents The Walkoff Walk Pitching Matchup Of The Afternoon™! Castrol: Try It In Your Greek Yogurt, Yuppies!
A's at Cubs, 2:20: Dallas Braden has given up 13 ER in his last 3 starts and the A's have lost each of his last 6 starts and 8 of his last nine. SO MUCH FOR THE PERFECT GAME. HE IS NOT A RABBIT'S FOOT. Randy Wells goes for the Cubs. Did you know he used to be in BTO? The Cubs have lost each of his 4 starts. Something has to give! You should just watch soccer.