The Dodgers let Cole Hamels have his way with them, allowing Hamels to coast through eight innings while obliging with nine Ks (and achieving only six hits). The Dodgers were punchless through six, and then got men at the corners with none out in the seventh to no avail (Urine infield fly, Thames K, Barajas infield fly), as well as a chance in the eighth (men at the corners with two out, but Ethier grounded to first). Matt Kemp wouldn't take this lying down, coming out with a single to lead off the seventh, only to have Urine GIDP and PH Navarro end the game.
The Phillies, on the other hand, jerked around just enough to get a Ryan Howard solo HR off of Hiroki Kuroda (5.1 IP, 1 ER, 7 Ks), and another guy who scored in the next inning after hitting a one out triple (I forget that guy's name). Two runs ain't a lot, but it beats nil any day of the week.
The Dodgers lose their first series in the last four, which is pretty astounding. We are off to third-place Colorado for four games. Here we go.