Good news! Scott Elbert, Chad Billingsley and Ramon Troncoso only allowed two runs tonight! Unfortunately, they were sandwiched by Hiroki Kuroda (1 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 40.50 NLCS ERA) and Ronald Belisario (1.0 IP, 3 ER). Not sure why Joe Torre kept Kuroda in the second inning to give up two additional runs after the Phillies smacked him around for four in the first, but it's a moot point.
Oh, and Cliff Lee? 8.0 IP, 3H, 10 Ks. And if you're the type to rub salt and orange juice in your wounds, former Dodgers Jayson Werth and Shane Victorino had a home run each, combining for five RBIs.
Pretty shitty, right? But think of it this way: If the Dodgers had scored as many runs as they had in Games 1 and 2 combined, they still would have lost. This one just wasn't meant to be. Stew for a few moments, then move on.
Help us, Randy Wolf, you're our only hope!