It’s panic in the streets! The
They fell, 6-2, on Monday to the lowly
That's an amazing stretch of consistent, well-played baseball, which would explain a team winning 42 of 50 games and charging from last to first in a seeming heartbeat.
The last time the Dodgers lost back-to-back games was June 20-21 in San Diego. At that point they were a 30-42 team, not the team holding a 7½-game lead in the
But this new and improved version of the Dodgers could do little with Miami’s young ace,
The Marlins, last in the majors in nearly every offensive category, took a 2-0 lead with three two-out hits in the third.
The Dodgers got one back, but only one, after loading the bases with no outs in the fifth.
They got one when
The Dodgers tied it in the sixth after
The Marlins took back the lead in the bottom of the inning with another three consecutive hits,
Ryu (12-4) went 7 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a pair of walks. He struck out five and lost for the first time since June 19.
Fernandez (9-5) was fairly dominant. He went six innings, with only one of his two runs earned. He struck out eight, allowed only four hits and walked three.
The Dodgers’ bullpen, which had allowed only one earned run in its last 27 innings, got into the suddenly struggling spirit by giving up three runs in the eighth.