Let's put this in perspective. LA and SD have played 6 games over the last week and are 3-3. The Dodgers are no closer to first place today than they were last Wednesday (7 back). Before these 7-games-in-10-days started, I thought it realistic that San Diego could win four of the seven games (2 of 3 at home, split in LA). They can still do that.
Also, it's tough to beat a team when:
- You don't score a run for 17 consecutive innings (still active), and
- You don't get a hit for 14 1/3 innings (from Tejada's first inning HR Tuesday to Ludwick's single in the sixth last night).
San Diego has a tough task today, seeing as Chad Billingsley hasn't allowed a run to San Diego over his last 13 2/3 innings pitched. In contrast, Kevin Correia has allowed 4 ER in both his 2010 starts against the Dodgers.
Podcast tonight at 10pm Pacific. Padres leave LA and head to that other house of horrors next (Arizona).