...of joy? Sadness? Nerves? All of the above?
We were treated/subjected to an extra-innings extravaganza today, as Jonathan Broxton couldn't protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning but Russell Martin (3-for-4) and Matt Kemp (3-for-5) showed they eschewed a greasy breakfast in favor of Wheaties this morning, each doubling in a winning run in the tenth. Ramon Troncoso struck out Ryan Howard to end the game in earning the save, while James Loney hit his second home run and Casey Blake (2-for-4) added an RBI.
The Dodgers take the series against the Phillies, exacting a teensy-weensy amount of revenge for last year's playoff loss. Since losing Manny, the Dodgers have played both Cole Hamels and Tim Lincecum to no-decisions, and the team is averaging 5.71 runs scored per game. Mood heading into Florida: hopeful.