Like a beach ball confiscated from a group of disapproving fans, the Dodgers had the air let out of them tonight. While the Lakers were busy going into overtime at Staples Center, further up the 110 at Dodger Stadium, Randy Wolf was busy throwing 6 1/3 innings. Unfortunately, home runs by Carlos Ruiz and Shane Victorino in the seventh sent Wolf to the showers and put the Phillies up for good.
And if you need more proof that the Dodger bats are still in deep-freeze, look no further than the sixth through eighth innings. Former Dodger Chan Ho Park came in for the Phillies and shut down his old team, allowing only one hit over those three scoreless frames.
Well, at least the Lakers won.