So much for momentum. After an exhilarating weekend sweep in San Francisco, the Dodgers returned home and promptly got swept by the Diamondbacks, who outscored them 19-4 over three games. And right now those four runs feel like a miracle.
The Dodgers managed two hits off D'backs starter Patrick Corbin. Stephen Fife put up a valiant effort, but was pulled with one out in the fifth, having allowed two runs. The D'backs sealed the deal with Miguel Montero's two-run home run off new reliever Randy Choate.
For the record, Paul Goldschmidt went 8 for 12 with five RBIs over the series. The D'backs hit two homers in each game, overall two each by Goldschmidt, Montero and new acquisition Chris Johnson.
Shane Victorino made his debut in Dodger Blue, going 0 for 4 in the leadoff spot. So he fits right in!
Are the Diamondbacks really this good, or are the Dodgers really this bad? We'll find out this weekend, as the Cubs come into town after an off-day tomorrow. The D'backs, now 1.5 games behind the Dodgers, travel to Philadelphia next.