Postgame 7/5: Dodgers 7, Padres 6 (13 innings)

The Dodgers edged the Padres, 7-6, in 13 innings today. For a full recap and boxscore click here.


– And that was a wild one. Entering the bottom of the ninth inning, the Dodgers were up 6-1 as Chad Bilingsley went for the complete game. Suffice to say, Billingsley — although he threw only 97 pitches and allowed only four of the 28 batters he faced to reach base — couldn’t get the job done, and neither could Jonathan Broxton. The Padres scored five in the ninth to tie the score.

– James Loney came up huge. He went deep to lead off the 13th against Padres reliever Edward Mujica, providing the only run the Dodgers would need in extra frames.

– Ronald Belisario and Guillermo Mota struggled a bit in the tenth, but the Padres put a couple of horrid at-bats and the Blue escaped a risky situation.


– The Dodgers had 18 hits. The Padres had six.

– Both Orlando Hudson and Manny Ramirez were out of the starting lineup, but each made appearances as a pinch-hitter. Neither reached base.

– Adrian Gonzalez was intentionally walked twice. Once in the 10th to set up a forceout, and once in the 13th with no one on base.


– The Dodgers have the day off tomorrow. They’ll have the day to spend in New York to prepare for what will surely be a circus, as they face the Mets Tuesday-Thursday. Clayton Kershaw (5-5, 3.49) and Mike Pelfrey (6-3, 4.26) are slated to start.

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