The Dodgers did their usual thing — losing — but at least tonight things were a little different. For starters, Josh Beckett went eight solid innings, allowing only two earned runs. Yasiel Puig had two RBI, including one on a first-inning home run.
With a tired bullpen, naturally this game went into extra innings. This is the first April in at least 100 years the Dodgers have played six extra-innings games (per Jon Weisman). The Dodgers are 1-5 in those games.
JP Howell and Brandon League combined to allow three runs in the 11th. And since this is the Dodgers, they couldn't just lose by three. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer (his seventh of the season) to ensure Dodger fans would get their hopes up a little before being crushed. Live Breathe Blue!
Dodgers drop into a tie for second place. How low will this stone sink? At least Clayton Kershaw's rehab start went well.