Dodgers didn't have nearly enough hits today (Cubs doubled us up with 12), even with Juan Rivera's two-run homer in the third inning. Javy Guerra blew a save opportunity in the ninth and the game went to extras with a succession of mediocre to poor relief pitchers, which eventually yielded a rancho ardiendoed, no-out walk to David DeJesus. Maybe our offense was too scared of hitting and wounding one of the many seagulls in the outfield. Or maybe - and I could be off here - not having 2012 MVP Matt Kemp in the lineup was the problem.
On a day we saw Kemp start on the bench, we also saw Jerry Hairston, Jr. come up with a similar hamstring issue as he tried to leg out a single early on. Still awaiting news on the severity of the injury and word is that Justin Sellers will be recalled immediately if the JHa Kid has to spend much time out. Dodgers lose two of three with the Cubs, after having lost two of three with the Rockies, and now head home for an important series with the Gnats.
We'd be remiss if we didn't send a special shoutout to the Los Angeles Kings and all our loyal SoSG readers who are big Kings fans on the occasion of team's sweep of the St. Louis Blues to move to the NHL Western Conference Finals. Go Kings Go!
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