DODGERS 6, BARVES 4
Roberto Hernandez probably wasn't THE story of this game, but I couldn't resist the headline. He did pitch pretty well, though, giving up only 1 ER in 6 IP, with 5 Ks and 4 BB. The ex-Fausto's time in Blue is working out OK, so far.
Hernandez gave way to Brandon League, who pitched a clean-ish 7th (helped out by a 5-4-3 DP initiated by Juan Uribe). Things got, well, hairy in the 8th, as someone left Brian Wilson's switch on "Awful" again. Single, double, double, and suddenly what was a 5-1 lead was now a 5-3 lead. Wilson did manage to get the next two outs, but Donnie still felt it necessary to bring in Kenley for a four-out save. Aaannnnd...Kenley promptly coughed up an RBI single, making it 5-4. The Dodgers added a run in the 9th, giving Kenley a little breathing room. He ended up shutting the door, but some pitch count and velocity concerns almost guarantee he sits tomorrow.
The offense wasn't too shabby either. Dee Gordon went 3-4, scored four runs, and added two more stolen bases. NL RBI leader Adrian Gonzalez picked up three more. Puig had an RBI single and a thrilling wall-catch. And, miracle of miracles, Droopy Terra hit a two-run home run.
The win locks up a 6-1 record over the Barves this season, a 6-3 road trip, 70 wins (first team to do so in the NL), and a half-game pickup over the idle Giants.
Back home tomorrow for Star Wars themed fireworks!