That focus might have shifted, at least for one night.
The bullpen wasted a solid outing from Greinke, who pitched for the Brewers in 2011 and the first half of the 2012 season. Even though Greinke needed 99 pitches to get him through five innings and tie a season high with five walks, he also allowed just two hits, no runs, and struck out six.
The big scare came with two outs in the fourth inning, when Greinke walked the bases loaded. But like he did the rest of the night, he got out of trouble, this time by striking out Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson.
After Greinke departed,
Also thrown aside in the loss was another startling offensive performance from
Gordon started off the game by slapping a short roller down the first base line, a hit that was essentially a swinging bunt.
The ball was placed perfectly between Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson and the first baseman, a slower batter would have been thrown out. With Gordon running, Nelson dove to the grass. He was still face down when Gordon reached first base.
Gordon then stole second, his 55th stolen base of the year. Milwaukee catcher
After advancing from home to third on nothing but speed, Gordon then jogged home on a single by
The Dodgers other run came in the fifth, Gordon reached on a fielder's choice by beating out a grounder that would have been a double play for any other Dodger. Again, he stole second, and again, he scored on a single by Puig.