Meanwhile, back on the third rock from the sun the rest of us live on, the Dodgers lost. Lost big, lost like regular mortals and everything.
The Dodgers fell 11-4 Wednesday to the Diamondbacks in Phoenix to snap their six-game winning streak.
There was no pixie dust on this night, no wide-eyed comeback, just a good old-fashioned derriere kicking.
With the Giants also losing Wednesday, the Dodgers still head into their off-day with a seven-game lead and in possession of baseball’s best record (30-14).
Alas, they looked nothing like the team that had been the scourge of the National League. Aside from an unexpected blast from A.J. Ellis for his fourth home run, the Dodgers went quietly until scrapping together three runs in the seventh.
Wednesday certainly marked a new experience for Ted Lilly, who entered the game with a spotless 5-0 and a 1.79 earned-run average. He was a tad less than perfect against the Diamondbacks, surrendering eight earned runs on nine hits and five walks in just 3 1/3 innings. It pushed his ERA to 3.14.