About that bullpen start. This is a good idea?
Things were looking good for the Dodgers on Saturday afternoon. Powered by a pair of Adrian Gonzalez home runs, they led 6-1 after three innings and carried a 7-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh.
At which point, the earth opened up and swallowed the team whole, or at least the veterans in the bullpen.
The result was a stunning 8-7 loss to the Cubs at a wet Wrigley Field, a blow that took the air right out of the Dodgers and cut their lead in the National League West to three games, with the Giants still scheduled to play Saturday night in San Diego.
It was the Dodgers’ most crushing defeat of the season, a...