The names remain unknown. The results remain the same.
The Dodgers' bullpen is still closing out games.
The latest was a 3-2 victory over the Oakland A's on Thursday at Dodger Stadium that moved Manager Joe Torre past Sparky Anderson into fifth place on baseball's all-time win list with 2,195.
Absent was the anchor of the otherwise anonymous group of arms that emerge from the gates behind left field, closer Jonathan Broxton, who missed his second consecutive game because of a sore toe.
But it didn't matter.
Rookie left-hander Brent Leach forced a key double play to get the Dodgers out of the seventh inning.
Ronald Belisario, who pitched for the third day in a row, threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
Ramon Troncoso, who assumed Broxton's duties for the night, got another double play to end the game.
"Everybody had to do a little bit," Torre said. "The little bit of stuff at the end was not easy, but we got some great results."
The night was particularly important for Troncoso, who entered the series with a scoreless streak that was at 13 2/3 innings. But on Tuesday night, Troncoso served up two home runs and was charged with four runs.
Torre made it a point to talk to the second-year pitcher.
"I talked to him about what his best pitch is," Torre said, referring to Troncoso's sinker. "That's what he did tonight."
Troncoso entered the game with a man on first and one out. He threw only two pitches, the second of which Ryan Sweeney hit at Casey Blake, who started the 5-4-3 double play.
Troncoso lowered his earned-run average to 2.30 and was credited with his fourth save.
Of the pep talk he received from Torre, Troncoso said, "Those are the kinds of things that really help you."
But as well as the bullpen finished the game, it failed to preserve the win for Randy Wolf, who picked up his 11th no-decision of the season.
Wolf admitted that this wasn't his finest performance, even though he limited the A's to a run over six innings and left the game with a 2-1 lead.
"How many walks did I have?" Wolf asked. "Obviously too many. You walk four or five guys, whatever it was, you aren't lights out."
Wolf walked four, including a leadoff walk to Bobby Crosby in the third inning that resulted in the A's first run.
Orlando Hudson hit a home run in the bottom half of the inning to tie it.
The Dodgers pulled ahead, 2-1, in the fifth. Russell Martin reached on an infield hit, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Wolf and scored on a single by Juan Pierre.
But the first pitcher out of the bullpen failed to hold the lead.
The tying run wasn't entirely the fault of Cory Wade, who plunked Rajai Davis with one out in the seventh.
Wade followed that up by giving up a bloop single to former Dodger Nomar Garciaparra.
Pierre, who fielded the ball in left field, threw the ball to second base. Davis, who went from first to third on the single, motored all the way home on the play.
The Dodgers were again quick to respond.
With two on in the bottom of the seventh, pinch-hitter Mark Loretta singled to left, driving in James Loney from second for the go-ahead run.
The bullpen did the rest.
Torre let out a sigh of relief.
He was up another spot on the wins list.
Looking back at the sub-.500 record he posted with the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals, Torre said, "If you told me a dozen years ago that I'd be in this rarefied air, I'd have told you you were full of baloney."