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Pittsburgh vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 23 June 2006

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10:40 PM

Oliver Perez (2-9, 6.10) vs. Brett Tomko (5-6, 5.45).

Whew, this is a late one. That's probably for the best, since the Pirates' recent play hasn't been appropriate for children anyway.

Tomko had a fine start to the season but has had five pretty nasty losses in a row. He'll try to get back on track tonight and is facing the right team to do it, even though the Pirates knocked him around in his last start against them, on April 12. Perez will have 10 losses if he drops this one. Remember Jimmy Anderson's 2001?