Hampered by umpire Jim Reynolds' unforgiving strike zone, Clayton Kershaw struggled early and often, ultimately suffering the ignominy of being pulled mid-count by Joe Torre in the third inning. Kevin Correia and the Padres relievers were impressive in shutting down the Dodger bats after a one-run first.
The bright side for the Dodgers? Another 6 2/3 innings of scoreless relief by the bullpen. Jeff Weaver, Cory Wade, Ronald Belisario and Ramon Troncoso continue to impress.
Travel day tomorrow (PCS alert!) as the Dodgers head to Texas for some weekend interleague action against the Rangers. Well, at least the Lakers are playing tomorrow.