– The Dodgers’ comeback matched their largest of the season; they beat the Diamondbacks on May 22 after trailing by five.
– Previously, the Dodgers were 0-15 when allowing six runs or more.
– The ninth inning remains a virtual all-or-nothing proposition. Say what you want about Brandon League as closer, but the Dodgers are 20-1 when leading at the start of the ninth inning. They are 0-23 when trailing to start the ninth.
– Adrian Gonzalez‘s six errors lead all major-league first baseman. Next is the New York Mets’ Ike Davis, with four. Gonzalez, who has won three Gold Glove awards, had a busy day. He also failed to pick a ball out of the dirt and pulled his foot off the bag on a throw from catcher Ramon Hernandez in the first inning. Yet he kept his foot on the bag despite a poor throw from Luis Cruz in the ninth inning, completing a double play.
– The Dodgers’ six doubles were a season high.
More bullet points for a Tuesday morning:
• ESPN the Magazine portends “the most disappointing stretch of baseball in Southern California history.”
• Buster Olney of ESPN.com writes that two things have to happen before the Dodgers decide to trade Andre Ethier. I don’t think either has happened yet.
• We get it. You’re not cheering Matt Kemp when he’s a good human being, and you’re not booing him when he’s a bad human being. But yesterday you booed a lot and he did this.
• Kemp also went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts, prompting me to ask: What should the Dodgers do with their slumping superstar? Take the poll here.
• Astronaut Buzz Aldrin threw out the ceremonial first pitch yesterday. Here’s Buzz Aldrin rapping.
• Apparently the rapper Murs is a Scott Van Slyke fan.