Literally minutes after finding out the Giants had been shutout by the Cubs in Chicago, the Dodgers decided to stick it to their NoCal rivals by having Rafael Furcal and James Loney commit consecutive errors on the same play (turning a 1-0 lead over the Padres into a 1-1 tie with the Padres). Without missing a beat, Ted Lilly then got into the act, allowing Miguel Tejada to hit his 300th career home run to score MSB Eckstein and give the Padres a 3-1 lead. Lilly had a decent night--7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 Ks--but that third-inning lapse was all it took to tip the scales the Padres' way.
Not that others on the team didn't try to contribute, that is. Besides 0-fers from Loney and Furcal, we also had fruitless nights from Jamey Carroll, Jay Gibbons, and Casey Blake. So it was a team effort of sorts to lose tonight, and let San Diego sneak back into first place in the NL West by a half game. Way to go, Dodgers!