Even Dodger deity Vin Scully himself couldn't excite the Dodgers enough to win this evening. Clayton Kershaw (6.0 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 Ks) pitched a good game but was done in by a two-run Chris Young HR in the fourth, and ended up being outdueled by Ian Kennedy (6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 Ks).
Nick Punto went 0-for-4 in the leadoff hole, but wasn't alone in his 0-fer-ness (Andre Ethier, Juan Rivera, and A.J. Ellis didn't want Punto to feel lonely). And though Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez woke up in the ninth with a pair of leadoff singles to make it somewhat compelling, Andre Ethier forced out Ramirez at second (FC), Luis Cruz flied to left, and Juan Rivera simply sucks. Dodgers are now five games below .500 when Matt Kemp is not playing (as was tonight); what's worse, they are 4.5 GB the Giants in the NL West, with only 30 left to play.
As for the 2012 Bobblehead season, involving nights on which the Dodgers went 2-8: good riddance.
Way to let Scully down, guys.