If you would have told me that Garret Anderson, 0-for-5 and batting .148, was going to have the game-winning hit today (scoring Matt Kemp from third; Kemp had led off with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and made it to third on a James Loney sacrifice), I would have been shocked. Nor did I expect new call-up Travis Schlichting to pitch four scoreless innings for his first major-league win. Nor did I think Jamey Carroll have three of the Dodgers' seven hits all day, across fourteen innings (at one point, Carroll had three hits and the rest of the Dodgers, in 23 AB, had none). Nor did I think we'd beat the Diamondbacks with yet ANOTHER walkoff victory.
But here we are, nine games over .500, a half-game back of the Padres (scoreless in the third inning against the Mets as this post "goes to press"). Arizona is swept on three heartbreakers, and we have what few daylight hours are left today to prepare for four games with Atlanta. Get some rest, peoples!