The Dodgers got the win but a disturbing pattern is developing: Big bats give us the early lead, then hold on tight because here comes the bullpen.
Today the Dodgers got home runs from Kemp, AGon (homering in his fourth straight game) and Uribe as well as four (!) stolen bases by Dee Gordon, who also turned in a nice defensive play in the ninth inning. Haren slogged through and kept the Dodgers ahead, allowing three ER over 5 2/3 innings.
But the bullpen did its thing. Yesterday it was League causing heartburn; today Jamey Wright gave up a three-run bomb to Trumbo to turn a comfortable lead into something of a squeaker. But Paco, J.P., Perez and Kenley all did their jobs, and the lead (whew) held up.
Another off-day tomorrow. Let's hope the bats don't cool off.