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That was just plain pathetic.

Here you have a bad Giant’s team with aging position players and suspect pitching. The Dodgers could only manage one run off of five hits while giving up three runs off of 10 hits and an error in Tuesday night’s loss.

The sad thing is nothing the Dodgers have been doing since the Mets series at home would indicate they would muster any sort of production anywhere.

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They lost two of three games at home to the Mets, two of three to the abysmal Houston Astros and two of three to the mediocre Colorado Rockies.

It’s time for the Dodgers to wake up from whatever coma they are in.

After the All Star break last year, they went lethargic and had to rely on blistering August where they won 17 of 18 games. Even then they barely squeaked into the playoffs earning a wild card berth.

The Dodgers on paper are the best team in the division. They have the capability of producing offense as opposed to the San Diego Padres, they don’t solely rely on their young layers like Colorado or Arizona nor do they rely on their old guys like San Francisco.

They have the capability of running away with the division. The fact that as of today they are one game behind the D-Backs makes it very frustrating as a Dodger’s fan.

With how ultra competitive the NL West is this season, the Dodgers can’t afford to loaf around. They need to start playing aggressively and close out the final two months on fire. As the St. Louis Cardinals showed the entire world last year, it’s all about how you finish the season. Actually in their specific case, it’s about how you finish the postseason.

Trading Deadline

To fill in the void of the pitching staff, the Dodgers traded Wilson Betemit to the Yankees for right-hander Scott Proctor. Proctor has a 3.81 ERA with opponents batting .257 against him. However in his last seven relief appearances he has 6.00 ERA with opponents batting .333 against him.

I'm not impressed with Proctor, but I think he'll be a good addition for the Dodgers. Since he's coming from the power-happy AL, the NL should be a little less stressful for him. Also there is nowhere near as much media scrutiny here as there is in that urine-soaked town called New York City. So we'll see, I guess.

Barry Bonds

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So the chorus of 56,000 people booing Barry Bonds rained down like fire over Sodom and Gomorrah. Brad Penny was turned to a pillar of salt getting his first loss against a National League team.

While I've been to plenty of Dodgers-Giants games, it was a bit surreal to sit in my normal top deck seats knowing that at some point history could be made. The flashes of the cameras throughout the stadium made for some seizure-inducing moments at times.

The ultimate moment was when Barry Bonds popped up to left centerfield in the seventh inning. For a small second the boos were silenced and replaced by awestruck gasps.

AP Photo by Kevork Djansezian