We're spoiled by our one-two pitching punch of Kershaw-Greinke, because it shouldn't be a disaster when your pitching staff allows three runs. But like Puig showing bunt in the Home Run Derby, the Dodger bats remain out of sync.
"A murmur of protest" is what Vin might call the Dodgers' two runs, scored on seventh-inning doubles by Uribe and Ellis, who scored on a wild pitch. The Dodgers struck out eleven times tonight, leaving the bases loaded in the third (on a Kemp strikeout) and squandering a two-on, one-out situation in the eighth. Blame Haren for only lasting 4 2/3 innings, but two runs isn't going to cut it against the Cards.
The Giants beat the Marlins easily, putting them back in a first-place tie with the Dodgers. The Dodgers' schedule doesn't get easier anytime soon, so hold on to your butts.