Oh, .500, you torture us Dodger fans so. On an afternoon with a nationally-televised game, you let an outstanding performance by Chad Billingsley (8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 Ks) go to waste, as the Dodgers offense came up feeble time and time again (0-for-5 with RISP). Billingsley's only negative came after a Stephen Drew double led to a pickoff move to second in which neither Aaron 0-for-4 Miles nor Jamey 1-for-4-but-still-batting-third-best-in-the-lineup Carroll were covering. Drew gets to third on the error and scores on a sacrifice fly by Melvin Mora. You were just beaten by a guy named Melvin.
Not that the Dodgers didn't have their chances. Eighth inning, and a leadoff double by James Loney (his first XBH since April 6, for pete's sake): Rod Barajas sacrifices Loney over to third, but Dioner Navarro Ks and Jay Gibbons (who can't see the ball anyway) flies out to left. Ninth inning, Carroll leads off with a single and, after a Miles K, Andre Ethier earns a walk: and on the first goddamn pitch, Matt Kemp GIDPs.
Kenley Jansen pitched a nice ninth but honestly, who the fuck cares if you can't score during a one-hitter. When Billingsley himself (who doubled but was stranded at second) is batting better than four, and almost five (Miles is borderline), of the starting lineup, there's a problem here.