Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Wild Men From Wildsville: Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 2
This was supposed to be about the return of Hiroki Kuroda, and he pitched well enough for a maiden trip to the mound after a rehab stint. Mercifully, he wasn't responsible for any of those wild pitches, but he also justifiably got tagged with the loss after only surrendering two runs. The Dodgers had leadoff men on second in the third and fourth and weren't able to get them over in either case. For the best offense in the league, it was a pretty pitiful poor outing, though the thrilling ninth inning rally almost made up for it. Had the oddly deployed Brent Leach not surrendered an insurance run in the eighth, the game would have gone to extras, and the Diamondbacks might not have broken their seven-game losing streak at Dodger Stadium dating back to last year.