That's right: ever.
The last time they lost a home game by as many runs was on July 3, 1947, when they dropped a 19-2 decision to the New York Giants at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
"Nothing really went right tonight," Manager
The Dodgers never had a chance. They were down by three runs after one inning and by six after two. With
If there was anything positive about the loss, it was that it was too lopsided to inflict any lasting emotional damage on the Dodgers.
"Losing a game in the ninth hurts a lot more than this," Mattingly said.
And it wasn't as if the fans went home without witnessing something special. The Legend of
Puig hit a ball so hard in the fourth inning that even though it hit the right-field wall on the fly, he could get only to first base before it was thrown back into the infield. He made a couple of throws from right field to home plate that didn't result in outs but were nonetheless breathtaking. He easily scored from first base in the sixth inning on a double by pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke.
Puig was one for three with a walk and is now hitting .424.
The game otherwise was downright ugly. Capuano hadn't given up any runs in his previous two starts, but was in immediate trouble against the Phillies.
Michael Young and
Like that, the Dodgers were already down, 3-0.
The Phillies doubled their lead to 6-0 an inning later. Utley doubled and scored on a single by Rollins. A double by Delmon Young drove in two runs.
Michael Young added another run with a solo home run in the fourth inning. Capuano never made it out of the inning, as Mattingly removed him with two outs and the Dodgers trailing, 7-0.
Of the seven runs charged to Capuano, five were earned. He gave up a season-high 10 hits.
Matt Guerrier played the role of victim in the seventh inning, when the Phillies knocked him around for three runs and four hits.
Five Phillies had multi-hit games, including starting pitcher
Lannan won for the first time this season and dropped his earned-run average by more than a run, from 5.84 to 4.83.
The 16 runs and 21 hits given up by the Dodgers were season highs.
The last time they lost by as many runs anywhere was on May 5, 2001, when they fell, 20-1, to the