Given a chance to advance thanks to an unusual six-run outburst from the Padres that ended up with an 8-5 Diamondbacks loss
, the Dodgers were unable to capitalize, thanks to a weird fourth inning in this one in which absolutely nothing went right for the Dodgers. Probably the worst of this was Hiroki Kuroda's bizarro throw of Rich Aurilia's one-out tapper to the box — to second
, where John Bowker was already standing safely. A bad job of catcher-pitcher communication to be sure, and things spiraled down from there.
The Dodgers rallied for five of their own in the fifth, including Juan Pierre's hilarious RBI infield single to catcher Benjie Molina. An improbable Andruw Jones pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth got the Dodgers one closer, but that was the end of their offense. Really a pretty funny game if you think about it.
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