Without bat magic from a sleeping Jay Gibbons (who went 0-for-4 to drop his average over 300 points to a miniscule .444), the Dodgers were doomed today, amassing six hits but no runs. Scott Podsednik had three of the team's hits, but we got big 0-fers from Andre Ethier, Casey Blake, and A.J. Ellis. Chad Billingsley gave us a quality start (6.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 Ks), but you can't win if you can't score (at least, that's what Steve Lyons once told me). Karina, don't blame me.
In positive news, however, the combine hit count of 13 means that Josh S. is the proud recipient of a pair of reserved-level tickets to next Wednesday's game. Congratulations, Josh S., and thanks for saving Mr. Customer the pain of having to watch the Dodgers getting shutout up close and personal!
UPDATE 9:26p: By the way, ESPN, WTF is up with calling a 2-0 defeat a "rout"? Maybe in World Cup soccer. In baseball? With two teams who scored 24 runs when they played the night prior? What a bunch of east coast homers.