Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Dodgers 1.
Source: www.insidesocal.com – Monday, September 16, 2013
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched a complete game for the first time since May. (Associated Press photo) Nick Punto ’s dad, Lou, was at Dodger Stadium last week prior to a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lou Punto is a baseball coach himself, and he was sizing up the Dodgers. (I could imagine him doing the same thing for Nick’s 10-year-old Little League team, but that’s beside the point.) He particularly liked how many one-run games the Dodgers were winning — 22-17 through Sunday — and how that was a hallmark of veteran teams. It was a one-run game when the Dodgers came to bat in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings in Phoenix on Monday. There were veterans galore, but this wasn’t the same team that Mr. Punto came to see a week ago. His son was leading off. A player making his third major-league appearance was batting eighth. The only run the Dodgers could generate came when Yasiel Puig drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in Hyun-Jin Ryu. The way Trevor Cahill was pitching, a bunt single followed by a three-base error seemed about as likely. Slightly more likely was Matt Kemp coming off the bench for the first time in nearly two months and driving in the game-winning run in the ninth inning. But even that didn’t happen Monday. Kemp did come off the bench for the first time in nearly two months — since July 21, to be exact — and he did bat with the tying and go-ahead runs on third and second base, respectively in the ninth. Brad Ziegler
Via: World News