A Dodgers-Giants game that was tied 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth ended up a 9-1 Dodger laugher.
Fun treats in the boxscore all around. The most exciting player in baseball, Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis, doubled, singled, scored and RBIed. Andre Ethier had two hits and two RBI, Bobby Abreu went 2 for 3 and Juan Rivera produced a 5 0 0 2 line. Ted Lilly struck out six in six innings of one-run ball – and his ERA for 2012 rose to 1.41.
My personal highlight came after Matt Kemp (3 for 3 with a walk), who was favoring his sore hamstring tonight, scored from third on a throwing error in the seventh inning, when I suggested on Twitter that the Dodgers put James Loney at first base, Tony Gwynn Jr. in center and Juan Rivera in left so that Kemp could take a seat.
In the top of the eighth, Gwynn ran down a ball in left-center that might have driven in one run, and then Loney made a tremendous diving stop to save what would have been two runs. The Dodgers then blew the game open with five runs in the bottom of the eighth, thanks to the coup de non grace from a San Francisco defense that was shaky all night.