It's fitting, right? That Hiroki Kuroda, a steady Dodgers starter for four seasons, who has played in 104 games since joining in 2008, should get no support in the run column from his Dodgers teammates, in a year where run support was hard to come by, but definitely on the nights when Kuroda started. (Shoot, I'm already talking about Kuroda as if he has been traded, when in fact he's still in play. Imagine that.)
So despite a 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB and 6 K performance, Kuroda took the loss, as the Dodgers waited until a ninth-inning solo home run by Rod Barajas in order to notch a run. Kuroda leaves the Dodgers tallying a 6-13 record despite a 3.11 ERA. Shit, wouldn't you run for the hills as well, with this sort of "help" behind you? Dodgers slipt back to 13 GB and fail to take third place in the NL West.