Two errors from Justin Turner doomed the Dodgers tonight, but that wasn't the only issue. Brandon League gave up three runs--none earned--over 0.2 IP. The Dodgers' bullpen crumbled late, including Carlos Frias allowing a three-run HR to Richie Weeks in the eighth inning. And with 0-fer performances from Yasiel Puig (0-for-4), Juan Uribe (0-for-3), and Drew Butera (0-for-4), there wasn't much about which to talk besides Adrian Gonzalez' solo HR in the sixth, and Andre Ethier's seventh-inning infield single which gave the Dodgers a fleeting 3-2 lead.
But back to Turner. His PH AB in the seventh inning allowed the Dodgers a leadoff single which led to a two-run inning. But his two errors (bobble and throw), juxtaposed with a side injury to Hanley Ramirez and an "uneventful" showing from Miguel Rojas, have exposed what Doug Padilla of ESPN is calling a sudden shortstop issue.
Again, like I said yesterday, let's not get carried away. But the Dodgers seem to be plugging holes (like the starting rotation, buoyed by Roberto Hernandez' decent performance today) just as fast as others are appearing. At least the Giants lost again, so we stay 3.5 games ahead in the West.