Slightly more suspense in this one than I had earlier anticipated, but at least it wasn't a Heartache Tonight.
Hyun-Jin Ryu had a solid 7.0 IP, giving up one ER on a Tony Abreu solo shot in the bottom of the fifth (countering Yasiel Puig's solo HR in the top of the inning). Ryu had a reasonably long night on a cold evening in San Francisco: 104 pitches, 1 BB and 6 Ks, but was relieved in the eighth by Brian Wilson for a 1-2-3 eighth. And Kenley Jansen let Oyster Pubes get a single to right, advancing him to second on a wild pitch--but proceeded to fan Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval (both swinging on high heat) to earn the save.
The winning margin for the Dodgers was a HR in the top of the sixth by Matt Kemp. Kemp's blast, like Puig's, was a no-doubt-about-it shot. Both HR came off of Matt Cain, who took the loss and fell to 8-10 on the year.
Madison Bumgarner gets scratched tomorrow in favor of Barry Zito, making his last home start as a Giant before accepting the $7M buyout, the capper on his 7-year, $126M deal.
With Atlanta and St. Louis both winning tonight, I still contend the Dodgers should take it easy. I Can't Tell You Why.