So much for the hot streak. On paper, starting Brad Penny and Derek Lowe seemed to ensure to Dodgers would win at least one game against the Angels. Instead, the Dodgers had more errors (6) than runs (4) in this weekend's three-game series and ended up getting swept.
A team with no power is one thing, but a team with no power and a poor defense is destined to fail—something to consider as trade rumors start to fly.
This doesn't feel like a team that should be in sole possession of first place, but it will continue to be so for at least one more day as the Padres and Diamondbacks try to heat up. What do the Dodgers have to look forward to? A series with the first-place Brewers, but also perhaps the return of Jason Schmidt?