Well, that was bullshit. Constricted by a strike zone tighter than Prince Fielder's waistband, Clayton Kershaw imploded in the fifth inning, giving up five runs (including a Carlos Ruiz three-run homer) while issuing three walks and throwing three wild pitches. But Cole Hamels followed suit, as Manny Ramirez parlayed a Chase Utley error into a
three two-run homer.
It was a game until the eighth, when the usually reliable George Sherrill walked two and then gave up another three run homer, this one to Raul Ibanez. The Dodgers had a glimmer of hope when Matt Kemp led off the ninth with a single, but Casey Blake GIDPed and all of a sudden it's 2008 again.
The Dodgers outhit the Phillies 14-8 but also gave up seven walks and left ten men on base. To rub it in, former Dodger Chan Ho Park pitched a scoreless inning for the Phillies, and Brad "Is Back" Lidge got the save. We do this again in 15 hours, so it's time to move on.