Giants 4, Dodgers 2

The boys blew a golden opportunity to gain ground in the wild card after San Diego lost at Colorado. They also blew this game in the bottom of the eighth inning. Penny gave up a leadoff double to Kevin Frandsen and, in a scene eerily reminiscent of Grady’s decision to lift Billingsley possibly too early on Friday night, he came to get Penny at that point after he had thrown just 82 pitches. Although Proctor then struck out Randy Winn (after wild-pitching Frandsen to third), Beimel fell behind Bonds 2-0, then intentionally walked him. Broxton then gave up a three-run dinger to Ray Durham. Broxton has now given up three home runs in the past four days after giving up one in the previous 13 months. … Dodgers fall to 75-68 and remain 2 1/2 back of the Pods in the wild card (now third behind Philly) and at least 4 1/2 back in the division. Snakes are losing 4-2 right now. … Dodgers have lost three of their five series with the last-place Giants this year, even though they have still won nine of 15 from them overall.

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