The Dodgers played down to their inabilities tonight, blowing a chance to gain ground on the losing Rockies and Giants. The Diamondbacks trotted out a lineup filled with unknowns, yet they battered Clayton Kershaw in the
fourth second inning, scoring four runs as they batted around the order. But Kershaw recovered to prevent further damage, and Joe Torre pulled him in the fifth after 97 pitches.
Dan Haren was effective but the Dodgers had plenty of chances to score. Manny went 3-for-4 and Matt Kemp bopped a solo homer, but the Dodgers ended up stranding eight — six in scoring position. Blargh. Hopes of a sweep fall by the wayside; now let's see if we can make this a series win.