Dodgers 2, Giants 0

Who knew Jason Johnson would give the Dodgers six shutout innings? This was a big night for him, his first big-league win since May 28, 2006, in his first big-league start since Aug. 18, 2006. Chan Ho Park and Jonathan Broxton finished off the five-hitter, giving the Dodgers’ their ninth shutout win of the sason and third in their past four games. All nine of those shutouts have come at Chavez Ravine. Matt Kemp ran his hitting streak to 16 games, the longest by a Dodgers player since Andre Ethier hit in 16 in a row back in 2006 (this seems to be recurring theme here, does it not?). Juan Pierre stole his 100th base for the Dodgers and has now stolen at least 100 for three different clubs, something only four players in big-league history have done. And the Dodgers climb back to .500 for the second time in three days — and the second time since May 30 — at 53-53. Snakes won, so the Dodgers stay one back in their quest to make the playoffs for the first time since — yes, you guessed it — 2006.

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  • TeamHasHoles

    Buster Olney is starting Greg Maddux rumors… why do it unless you think Penny might not be able to pitch this season? Even then, is Maddux really better than Johnson and Stults at this point. Maddux certainly has never been much of a post-season pitcher (assuming these guys can get there.)