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If you were just flipping through the channels and said to yourself, “Self, I would really like to see a low-scoring pitcher’s duel,” then you would have really enjoyed Tuesday’s Dodgers game against the Padres. Unfortunately, Dem Bums lost to the Pads 1-0 thanks to a hit batter, stolen base and a single in the bottom of the eighth.

In what a pretty unremarkable game, two notable things happened.

Notable thing, the first: My Boyfriend screwed up. It didn’t officially count as an error, but in the top of the seventh after he hit a single, Tony Abreu hits a single into right field. My Boyfriend tries to run to third, but right after he turned on second he tripped and fell. Granted he was absolutely tired from multiple pick-off attempts from pitcher Chris Young, but if he doesn’t get caught falling he could have scored when Useless grounded to first. In what has been a pretty stellar season for My Boyfriend it was quite shocking to see him make an oopsie.

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Notable thing, the second: SF Trash looked good in his first appearance since his stint on the disabled list. Aside from a tough second inning, he limited the Pads to no runs and one hit in six innings allowing only three walks. He only threw 86 pitches while striking out four. The cherry on this sundae is his velocity. Before being on the DL his fastball never topped 85 mph, but tonight his fastballs topped out at 92mph.

After a long bumpy trip from Pittsburgh to San Diego Monday night, I did not expect the Dodgers to win. Actually I expect them to be swept this series since Greg Maddux and Jake Peavy are pitching for the Pads Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

Deep down inside, I really hope the Dodgers get swept. Lately they seem to be playing lethargically and have been blessed they've been playing bad teams like the Nationals and Pirates. Hopefully this will light the fire under the collective asses of the Dodgers and spark the snoozing offense. Better yet maybe it will force general manager Ned Colletti to make some moves to get a power hitter.

Then again, knowing the history of brilliant Dodger trades I doubt this will happen.

AP Photo by Lenny Ignelzi

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