Shane Victorino was nailed at home in the second inning, failing to score from second on a single to left fielder Chris Denorfia. Oh sure, Victorino yipped at Everth Cabrera after the seventh inning when Cabrera played dirty trying to break up an inning-ending double play at second. But yipping at an opponent is not going to redeem his sorry .225 BA as a Dodger. Nor will Victorino's two-out, two-on fly ball to right in the eighth, ending that inning's threat.
Matt Kemp rounded third too far in the sixth inning, and when Chase Headley barehanded the dribbler to third too late to nail Hanley Ramirez at first, Headley wisely spun to Cabrera (SS covering third), who nailed Kemp, stuck somewhere in the last 90 feet. Clearly, Kemp doesn't read Deadspin, or he might of seen one of these articles. But one run wouldn't make a difference, right?
And so the Dodgers somnambulated, until the ninth inning when A.J. Ellis doubled in Luis Cruz (who led off with a single to left). AJellis was replaced by Dee Gordon, Nick Punto (who?) sacrificed Gordon to third with one out, and MEllis walked. But Andre Ethier whiffed meekly on a pitch down and away, and Kemp followed by chasing a high pitch and flying out to right.
Dodgers' tragic number reduced to four. My god, we are horrible.