Padres 4, Dodgers 1

The boys went hitless in seven ABs with RISP, including 0 for 1 with a man on third and less than two outs. Randy Wolf, facing the Dodgers for the first time since they didn’t re-sign him last winter, stuffed them on a run and four hits over seven dominating innings. Andy LaRoche hit his second major-league homer to account for that lone run. It was a first-pitch shot to straightaway left, caroming off a railing on the left side of the second deck and falling into the deck below. Dodgers fall to 31-34 and stay 3 1/2 behind the Snakes. … Young players, particularly those with the ability to hit for power, have a tendency to swing for the fences at times, usually to their detriment. Along those lines, I ran across this doozy of a stat after Matt Kemp struck out three times tonight, the second time in three games he has done that. Kemp’s past two HRs came on June 2 against Colorado’s Jorge De La Rosa and Saturday against the Cubs’ Carlos Zambrano. Immediately after the first one, Kemp went 1 for 15 with an infield single and six strikeouts. Immediately after the second one, he is 1 for 13 with an infield single and six strikeouts and counting.