And now for something truly different, the
Not just won the game, but pounded on them, acted like they wanted to take a season's worth of frustration out on them in one game.
The Dodgers scored early and often -- another twist to recent play -- chasing left-hander
The win meant the Dodgers did not fall back of the Giants in the
If still left them a dismal 3-9 on the season against the Giants, but at least it beat being 2-10.
One game doesn't end a first half chock-full of frustration, but it has to send the Dodgers off on their 10-game road trip in considerably better spirits.
They scored their 10 runs on 16 hits, got six strong innings from
Their scoring outburst started modestly enough when
The Dodgers started to break it open with four runs in the second. A bunt single by Grandal and a basehit by Rollins preceded a sacrifice bunt by Anderson.
Lincecum left when Gonzalez singled. The 1 1/3 inning outing was the shortest of his career.
In the third, Grandal homered for the first time, and in the fourth Gonzalez and Grandal hit solo homers, and in the fifth Turner hit a two-run homer.
It was 10-1 Dodgers, and if only for their psyche, a much needed rout.