Carlos Zambrano has been perhaps one of the only bright spots in the starting rotation for the Cubs this year. Though he hiccuped in his start against the Dodgers in April, he rebounded nicely with a start in Arizona in which he gave up only two runs on four hits in six innings.
Zambrano, at 3-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.28 WHIP has been relatively consistent on the year. Though he's had some games where he's given up runs, the offense has always seemed to provide the support necessary to get him victories. In his career against the Dodgers, Zambrano is 2-4 with a 4.31 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Both Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp have hit Zambrano well in the past, posting .438 and .556 averages against him.
Pitching for the Dodgers will be former Cub, Ted Lilly. The Cubs have already seen Lilly once this season, when he pitched for L.A. during the series at Wrigley. In that game, the Cubs offense shelled the lefty, as he gave up five runs on eleven hits in 4.1 innings pitched. Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro were both a perfect 3-for-3 against him, each with doubles.
The weather in L.A. is expected to be sunny and hot, with a game time temperature around 85 degrees. First pitch is at 2:10 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN.