If you grow foul with me...I will scour you with my rapier, as I may, in fair terms. If you would walk off, I would prick your guts a little in good terms, as I may, and that's the humor of it.—Henry V, Act II, Scene I
A Paul Maholm spot-start might have seemed like the stuff of tragedies, but the Dodgers were able to exeunt omnes wearing the mask of comedy after a walk-off sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis.
Maholm was up to the task tonight, hurling VI scoreless innings against the hapless Padres bats. However, the Dodger bats were their equal in haplessness, getting shut out by Ian Kennedy over VIII innings.
After League ("Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took" —Sonnet 47), J.P. and Kenley pitched scoreless innings VII through IX, the Dodgers loaded the bases off Quackenbush and Ellis delivered the happy ending. No gut pricking tonight.
The only lead lining? Puig was ejected in the III for arguing balls and strikes. Otherwise, All's Well That Ends Well: The Giants lost again, restoring the Dodgers' one-game division lead. Oh, and the Dodgers have the best record in the NL.