Look, dodgers.com will have you summarize it as "Dodgers kept off-balance by Padres rookie", but the truth of the matter is, Dan Haren was just horrible, yet again. In his shortest outing of the season, Haren went only 4.0 IP and was removed after seeing two more runs cross in the fifth inning without registering an out. 6 H, 4 ER, and 2 BB later (albeit with 4Ks), Donnie gave Haren the early hook hoping we could still salvage this game.
Wrong. The Dodgers wasted opportunities, demonstrably so when Matt Kemp (who singled in the Dodgers' first run of the game, in the first inning) struck out in the bottom of the fifth with two on and two out, breaking his bat over his knee in anger afterward. Kemp could have taken said bat and broken it over Yasiel Puig's helmet after the bottom of the seventh, when Puig was thrown out at third for the final out of the inning on Adrian Gonzalez' fly ball to left (Dee Gordon scored from third, but Puig was thrown out inexplicably trying to advance from second).
Oh, and with two on and none out in the bottom of the eighth, Juan Uribe and Miguel Rojas both struck out (both went 0-for-4 in the game); A.J. Ellis worked a walk but Carl Crawford (0-for-2 tonight) grounded 6-4 to end the inning. Bad, bad, bad.
Actually, superbad, as the Dodgers' loss to the Padres and Superdry Jesse Hahn (who notched his fifth win of the year), coupled with the Giants' win over the Diamondbacks, means that we're once again in a tie for first place. With two games to go before the All-Star break, the Dodgers are limping to the halfway point. I need that beer.