It’s one thing to bounce back from one of these. But to bounce back from two of them in a row? When you have two good teams coming in back-to-back beginning tomorrow? When you could have been in first place if you could have just held a ninth-inning lead last night and then held another one today? This could be the beginning of the end, folks. But hey, 2009 isn’t that far away. … Saw a Giants visiting clubhouse attendant actually putting a rubber band in the back of Manny’s hair after the game. Hope the kid got a nice tip. The things clubbies have to do for ballplayers. … In yet another example of ballpark security guards everywhere trying to make sure big-league ballplayers never have to breathe the same oxygen as the great unwashed, I actually witnessed, on my way back to the press box, two guards telling a group of stadium employees they couldn’t go down a hallway to clock out — something they HAVE to do before they can go home — because that hallway led to the parking lot where the Dodgers were boarding their team bus. … Dodgers fall to 58-59 and 1 1/2 behind the Snakes, less than 24 hours after they were three outs away from vaulting into the division lead.