Scott Kazmir pitched his best game of the year, his best game of his Dodgers tenure, in a completely unpredictable performance that almost went the full way (except for a two-run Jeremy Hazelbaker HR in the bottom of the ninth with two out, which chased Kazmir and allowed Kenley Jansen one K for the save). Kazmir: 8.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB and 7 Ks. Never, never, never would have seen this one coming against St. Louis.
Corey Seager was the offensive man tonight, 3-for-4 with a run and 2 RBI, thanks to a RBI single to left in the bottom of the fifth, and then a solo HR in the bottom of the seventh that was at Seager's shoelaces before he launched it to center. Seager did have two errors this evening--still one fewer than Aledmys Diaz last night--but unlike Diaz he ended up helping his team win.
Adrian Gonzalez also had a solo HR, as well as a run-scoring ground out. Justin Turner had a sacrifice fly for the other run.
The Dodgers now have one more against the Cardinals tomorrow, the Sunday Night Baseball game. Surely, on national television, we won't play this well, right? (And certainly not with Alex Wood pitching, right?) But then, didn't I think this about Kazmir?