Three games, zero wins, and another entry in the long history of Dodger interleague ineptitude. Even though the Dodgers didn’t have to face Jon Lester, or Josh Beckett, or John Lackey, or even Daisuke Matsuzaka, it didn’t matter. The Red Sox rolled out a 43-year-old knuckleballer, and a semi-prospect making his major league debut before finishing with the talented Clay Buccholz tonight, and still walked away with the sweep. Despite the quality start from Hiroki Kuroda, the Dodgers are headed home in third place having lost four in a row and seven of nine.
Oh, and they get to face the Angels and Yankees this week, yet don’t even know who’s in the starting rotation. But that’s not even the biggest issue right now; the complete June disappearance of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier is. When Garret Anderson is your most effective offensive weapon, you know there’s a problem.
(Also, as you can tell from the picture, Blake DeWitt left the game after being hit by a pitch on his leg. There’s no word as to his condition, but with Rafael Furcal‘s return date unknown after the passing of his father this morning, the Dodger middle infield could be in as rough shape as the starting rotation.)