Dodgers at Cardinals, 5:00PM PT, TV: ESPN
The Dodgers hope Kershaw (11-2, 1.78 ERA) can stop the bleeding while they get some runs from their anemic offense. The team has scored 11 runs in its last seven games, contributing mightily to a 3-4 record over that stretch. The Cardinals pitch Carlos Martinez, who is making his seventh start of the season after moving from an eighth-inning setup role. He’s 2-4 on the year with a 4.43 ERA in 63 innings.
#Dodgers lineup at St. Louis: Gordon 2B Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp LF Ethier RF Van Slyke CF Uribe 3B Ellis C Kershaw P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 20, 2014
Hmm. Kemp has been flailing badly at the plate. Putting him in the cleanup spot is an interesting move.
The Marlins beat the Giants earlier today, so the Dodgers can move back into a tie for first place with a win this evening.