Only the Dodgers could make a series sweep by a team who had lost 10 straight seem almost...believable! And instead of the two runs they scored Monday or the one run they scored yesterday, the Dodgers were completely shutout tonight (which means tomorrow, they'll score (-1) runs). Leading the way were 0-fers from Scott Podsednik (+ 2Ks), Ryan Theriot, Casey Blake, Rod Barajas, Reed Johnson, and new Dodger Russ Mitchell who went 0-for-2 with a K and an error. Chad Billingsley couldn't make it out of the sixth inning (4 ER in 5.1 IP, 5 BB, 6 Ks) and took the loss.
More importantly, the Dodgers' loss coupled with the Giants' loss means the Padres have a two-game lead on the second-place Giants, heading into a four-game weekend series between those two teams. SF is also two back of Atlanta in the Wild Card. And I hope you Giants-screwers are now practiced in the art of rooting for the Padres, because we'll have to do so all weekend long.