Ted Lilly-7-10 vs. Tim Stauffer-6-8
the Dodgers will go for their third win in a row, and 6th in a row vs San Diego. the Dodgers have won 8 out of 10 against the Padres this year, and look for a sweep tonight.
They will give the ball to Ted Lilly. Lilly is 7-10 this year, and has allowed 23 homeruns. despite his crappyness this year, Lilly has always been effective against San Diego. Lilly won his last start against San Diego and is 8-3 lifetime with a 2.93 ERA, and 83 strike outs.
San Diego will counter with Tim Stauffer. Stauffer has pitched well this year, but lost last start against Colorado. he allowed three runs through 7 innings, but his Balk forced in the winning run. Stauffer is 3-3 against the Dodgers.
congratulations to Clayton Kershaw who was named the NL pitcher of the month for July. Kershaw deserved it, as he went 4-1 with a 2.02 ERA, he held hitters to a .221 AVG and had 45 strikeouts. great job Kersh!
Juan Rivera has provided some much needed offesne to first base and left field, Rivera is 16 for 51 with a .313 AVG since joining the Dodgers. he has hit 1 homerun and driven in 5 runs. Rivera has hit in 10 of his last 12 games, and has a five game hitting streak.
Kemp also has a season high 10 game hitting streak. during that stretch Kemp is batting .463 19 for 31
tonight's game is on at 710PM televised on KCAL. stay with us for our postgame recap after the game.