Matt Kemp, 4-for-5 with 4 RBI and a HR (his 20th). Adrian Gonzalez, 2-for-5 with 2 RBI. Hanley Ramirez, 2-for-5 with 1 RBI. THIS is how we expected our 3-4-5 hitters to perform all month. And now, it's too little too late, but it's still good enough to leave a hopeful taste for 2013.
Even Juan Rivera even got a HR. Nick Punto, in the two-hole, went 3-for-5 with 4 runs (he reached in the sixth on a FC). The only frustrated Dodger today (besides Juan Uribe, who ran out of mayonnaise at the spread) was Elian Herrera, who went 0-for-5 with 2 Ks as the leadoff hitter. But the Dodgers scored early and often, and at least maintained a tragic number of 4 pending the Cardinals' outcome (they are currently down 2-0 @ Houston in the bottom of the sixth).