With six "reservoir" SoSG dogs in attendance, the Dodgers fought bravely before rolling over and playing dead in the 12th and decisive inning. Ronald Belisario got two key outs in the 11th, but was useless in the 12th inning, allowing three straight hits and the go-ahead run (plus an IBB) before yielding to Brandon League. League, in typical League fashion, let three more runs score (putting the Dodgers down 8-4 in the 12th).
The Dodgers trotted out the tightened-shouldered Yasiel Puig, who scored one of two runs in the 12th to make it seem closer. But come on. With the exception of a gutty bottom of the fifth inning, in which Hyun-Jin Ryu had a run-scoring triple and a run, fueling the Dodgers' four-run inning, the team was moribund.
One night after emotion and momentum, the Dodgers gave it all away. At least us Sons had a lot of beer. Special thanks, and additional posts, dedicated to the Dodgers' David Siegel for putting us up in a suite tonight. Thanks, David!