Ricky Nolasco (10-9, 3.42) is unbeaten in his past five starts, winning four of them while posting a 2.08 ERA. He is coming off his best performance since the Dodgers acquired him from the Miami Marlins on July 6, tossing eight shutout innings at the Boston Red Sox on Friday night while limiting them to two hits in a 2-0 Dodgers win. It was his 10th win of the season, giving him double-digit victories in six consecutive seasons and making him one of only four pitchers to do that every years since 2008 (the others were Justin Verlander, CC Sabathia and Zack Greinke).
It’s sunny and warm here today. Will be interesting to see what kind of crowd shows up for the weird start time. Cubs are going with pretty much their basic lineup, probably because they rested some left-handed guys last night against Clayton Kershaw.