So it was that the Dodgers opted not to go quietly tonight, with an eighth-inning Manny Ramirez single providing the only RBI on a night when the Dodgers sought to uphold a 2-for-18 streak with RISP. With the Dodgers making Max Scherzer looking almost compelling, Chad Billingsley had his one shaky inning in the fifth inning, allowing four runs and a home run to Brandon Allen (his second this year), and that was all she wrote. Dodgers drop to 4.5 games ahead of Colorado, who won tonight (as did the Giants, behind bloated burper Brad Penny).
Said Vin Scully in the ninth inning, tired of the motions through which the Dodgers went, "The Dodgers roll over in the ninth." When the opponent is the woeful Diamondbacks, that's a pretty pathetic trick to show; let's hope new acquisition Jon Garland can fetch us a win tomorrow so we can salvage a split against this sorry team.