Stephen Fife, spot-starter in place of Clayton Kershaw, didn't last very long. Wild pitches and walks helped the Diamondbacks score 4 ER, which took care of Fife with one out in the third inning.
The Dodgers muscled their way back into the game, making it 4-3 by the seventh inning, which doesn't account for a horrible call at the plate after Miguel Montero missed the tag on Michael Young (who was called out), as well as an unusual call at second (ejecting Adrian Gonzalez, who was voicing his displeasure having doubled without getting the RBI).
Still, the Dodgers' bullpen kept the one-run game close...until Ronald Belisario came in and picked up right where Fife left off. Belisario, who has been shaky for over a month now, gave up three walks and two doubles, putting the Dodgers down 6-3. Peter Moylan didn't do much better, inheriting the bases loaded and letting all three runners score.
Tim Federowicz added a two-out solo shot for the Dodgers in the ninth but who the hell cares. This wasn't one we expected to win, anyway, not with that lineup plus the umps working against us. Let's come back tomorrow for some early baseball and see if we can clinch this.