The surprisingly effective Oliver Perez takes on the surprisingly still in a major league rotation Claudio Vargas. Perez has the much better chance of imploding and giving up eight runs; on the other hand, Vargas has the much greater chance of giving up 11 baserunners and 4 runs in five and a third.
(How's that for optimism? I love me my Claudio Vargas, folks.)
I wouldn't be surprised if we see Elmer Dessens at some point in the game; after all, we used everybody else (except for Parra) last night. He pitched well in his rehab, but I'm not expecting domination any more than I'm expecting pinch-hit heroics from Joe Dillon. (Then again, I sure wouldn't mind.)