The second-place Padres may have been idle yesterday (ppd-rain), but their 4-2 victory over the Mets this morning slots them a scant half game back of the Dodgers for the NL West lead, going into tonight's game. In a battle of the H-less Jons, former Dodger Jon Garland (6-3, 2.68) duels Jon Niese (2-2, 4.28); first pitch 4p PT. (Go ahead and watch a couple of innings before Game 4 of the NBA finals tips off; we'll have a separate GT for that.)
The Giants already lost to the Reds this morning, with former Dodger Guillermo Mota taking the loss after giving up three runs in the eighth inning, turning a 6-4 SF lead into a 7-6 Cincinnati loss. Giants fall 3.5 GB the Dodgers. Oh, and the Giants lost starter Todd Wellemeyer to a leg injury after he tried to beat out a double play. Wellemeyer left the game with a 4-0 lead in the third but did not get the win; he has not recorded a win on the road since May 2009.
Rockies lost 5-4 to the Astros. Diamondbacks lost 11-7 to the Braves.