Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang both had surprisingly good starts to this season, seemingly competing with each other in comparing high-quality starts. Capuano echoed Harang tonight, except this time it was following his teammate by digging an early hole (again, a Paul Goldschmidt first-inning HR was the early dagger) followed by another lapse later (a three-run HR in the sixth, when Cap couldn't figure out how to get the third out).
Hanley Ramirez, dangerous on the road for us, has not registered a hit yet at home. Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 and Mark Ellis had a solo shot in the first. But if the Dodgers' strategy for staying in first place is to depend upon Giants victories, we may want to recall that they're playing the Mets, who suck. So into second we drop, with the Snakes now only 2.5 GB us for third place. Help me Obi-Shane, you're our only hope!