Seems it was a bad night for grit and fight.
Certainly Friday didn’t offer much for left-hander
The Dodgers went ever so meekly against the
Before the game there were plenty of news conferences and holding of hands, but no actual developments. Manager
All that was left for the Dodgers was to go out, play hard and validate Mattingly's call to toughness with a victory over the Cardinals.
Alas, the Cardinals entered Chavez Ravine with the best record in baseball and then went out and played like it. The Dodgers, of course, entered as the last-place team in the
The Cardinals scored once in the second inning, twice in the third, once in the fifth, twice in the sixth and once more in the seventh.
With Lynn in complete command, it didn't seem like a fair fight. Ouch, there's that word.
Lynn raised his record to 7-1, throwing 77 pitches in his six innings. He gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out nine.
Capuano, meanwhile, struggled with his command, a costly problem against the Cardinals. He lasted five-plus innings, surrendering six runs on six hits and three walks. Two of the hits were of the home run variety, a solo shot by
The loss dropped the Dodgers seven games back in the NL West.
The Dodgers’ only hits were a leadoff single by