The reality is that the Dodgers, trailing the Giants by 15 games with August fast approaching, probably need a sweep to keep divisional hopes alive.
The Dodgers' lackluster performance Sunday only prepared them for the weather, not the Giants.
"It seems like we were in a fog all day," Dodger outfielder Eric Davis said after his team's 4-0 loss to the New York Mets.
With his second-inning double, catcher Mike Piazza extended his hitting streak to eight games. . . . Dodger pitcher Ramon Martinez pitched into the seventh inning for the eight consecutive game. . . . The Dodgers who had hits Sunday were Piazza, Brett Butler, Jose Offerman, Eric Karros and Raul Mondesi. . . . The Dodgers concluded their first losing home stand of the season.