Nine innings, 16 baserunners, three runs, one more loss

Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesMatt Kemp, who went 2 for 5 but stranded five runners, reacts to his inning-ending double play in the first inning.

Anatomy of a loss:

  • First inning: Two on, one out, Matt Kemp grounds into double play. (0/2)
  • Second inning: James Loney stranded after singling with one out. (0/3)
  • Third inning: Two on, two out, Kemp pops out. (0/5)
  • Fourth inning: no baserunners. (0/5)
  • Fifth inning: Second and third with one out, Dodgers get one run on an RBI grounder by Casey Blake. (1/7)
  • Sixth inning: Leadoff singles by Kemp and Aaron Miles, wasted. (1/9)
  • Seventh inning: Two on, one out, Andre Ethier fouls away a 3-0 pitch, hits into double play on 3-1 pitch. (1/11)
  • Eighth inning: Leadoff singles again by Kemp and Miles, who singles in Kemp from second. After Rod Barajas walk, Miles scores on Juan Rivera single. Two runners stranded. (3/15)
  • Ninth inning: Leadoff single by Blake, Ethier pops out, Kemp strikes out, Miles grounds out. (3/16)

Thirteen hits, three walks, no extra-base hits, no victory. Believe it or not, the Dodgers haven’t had a game quite like this all year: getting at least 16 baserunnners while scoring less than four runs. According to, it was also only the fourth time this century that the Dodgers had at least 16 baserunners without an extra-base hit.

It was a new kind of run non-support for losing pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.

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