The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, as the Dodgers’ Jeff Weaver and the Angels’ Jered Weaver will face off in Anaheim in one hour’s time. Jered has been dominant so far this season, recording a 2.08 ERA and 7-2 record in 90 2/3 innings pitched; Jeff has done the job in ten appearances (and three starts) for the Dodgers this season after joining the club in late April.
Joe Torre has switched up the lineup a bit, batting streaking center fielder Matt Kemp ninth and struggling catcher Russell Martin eighth. Kemp has a .333 average in June; Martin has hit .125 this month.
Mike Scioscia is using nearly the same lineup as last night, switching in only Jeff Mathis at catcher for Mike Napoli and leaving the order intact.
The Dodgers have dropped 17 of their last 21 contests at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.