Remember yesterday, when the heart of the order went 0 for 13 and we still won? Turns out that doesn't work against the Giants. Ashley Madison Bumsteadgarner dominated the Dodgers, with Kemp, Hanley and Ethier combining to go 1 for 12. That "1" was a solo Hanley homer in the ninth, but it was too little, too late.
So who did show up tonight? Exactly two Dodgers: Luis Cruz (2 for 3) and Clayton Kershaw. Once again, Kershaw deserved better, going eight strong with 10 Ks and making a spectacular but scary diving catch in the third inning:
Back to second place. We do it again tomorrow as Blanton takes on Lincecum. Melky who?
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