Friday night in Arizona, the Dodgers battled all the way back from a 3-0 deficit with a Yasmani Grandal HR and Jimmy Rollins 2-run double. And then, they lost it when J.P. Howell let Ender Inciarte hit a walk-off single in the 10th with one out (Cliff Pennington walked, advanced on a wild pitch, stole third, and then scored when Howell finished his immolation). Good times.
Worse times on Saturday night, when Clayton Kershaw got hit for six runs (five ER) over 6.1 IP, while rookie Archie Bradley kept the Dodgers scoreless through six innings. Two series into the season, the Dodgers have dropped their first series of the season. Not a good start to 2015, boys; that's a couple of ugly moments that my OCD is forcing me to recap right here. (I was out of town for these games and didn't have to see the carnage either night.)
Lucky for us, we got the win Sunday--but even that wasn't easy.