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People who need people

Astros at Dodgers, 1:10 p.m.

  • Tony Gwynn Jr., LF

  • Jamey Carroll, 2B

  • Andre Ethier, RF

  • Matt Kemp, CF

  • Aaron Miles, 3B

  • James Loney, 1B

  • Dioner Navarro, C

  • Justin Sellers, SS

  • Hiroki Kuroda, P

A quick reminder of what's at stake for Hiroki Kuroda in his bid to become the unluckiest starting pitcher in Los Angeles Dodger history (thanks to Baseball-Reference.com):

Losses in a season

Record: 18, by Claude Osteen (1968) and Don Sutton (1969)

Kuroda: 14

Lowest winning percentage in a season

Minimum 14 decisions: Rick Honeycutt, .143 (2-12) in 1987

Minimum 15 decisions: Hideo Nomo, .257 (4-11) in 2004

Minimum 22 decisions: Bill Singer, .273 (6-16) in 1972

Kuroda: .333 (7-14)

Lowest winning percentage with ERA below 3.00

Record: Mike Morgan, .421 (8-11, 2.53 ERA)

Kuroda: .333 (7-14, 3.01 ERA)

Top ERA+ (adjusted ERA) with winning percentage of .333 or lower

Record: Tom Candiotti, 109 (7-14, 3.50 ERA)

Kuroda: 122 (7-14, 3.01 ERA)