Chris Capuano gave up a couple of dingers, a solid-but-hardly-elite pitcher — Lance Lynn, in this case — shut down the constantly-struggling Dodger offense with ease, Matt Guerrier was lousy, and the Los Angeles defense made some fielding mistakes.
Congratulations, you’ve just seen the Dodger game to describe pretty much every other Dodger game.
Seriously though, it’s somehow worse than that. A.J. Ellis, when he wasn’t going 0-3 with two strikeouts, got steamrolled by Jon Jay on a play at the plate in the second inning. Matt Kemp, the subject of a wonderfully in-depth examination by Chad Moriyama today, also went 0-3 with two whiffs. Dee Gordon didn’t get a hit in either of his times up, extending a hitless streak of 27 plate appearances dating back to May 13. (He does have two walks and a hit by pitch in that time.) Adrian Gonzalez is on a streak nearly as bad, with his 0-3 giving him four singles and three walks in his last 36 times up.
Really, the only Dodger starter who can look back at tonight without some sort of shame is… you guessed it, Juan Uribe, who had a walk and a double. I think that really sums up the night pretty well right there.
Back at it tomorrow with Ted Lilly… sigh. I guess.