With the exception of starting pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo, the Dodgers looked quite good tonight against the Padres. Pierre and Nomah both had 3 hits. Kent and Loney had 2 apiece. They had a total of 14 hits. Unfortunately, they left 8 on base again, with 19 missed scoring opportunities. The Dodgers still need a reliable home run hitter to knock in some runs now and then. I really think that's the difference between the Dodgers being a very good team, and a championship team.
Kuo gave up all seven runs, six of them in the 4th inning, and only made it through 3.1 innings. But the bullpen did a great job as always, giving up only 3 hits in 5.2 innings and no runs.