This won't qualify as an epic collapse because the Dodgers weren't that good to begin with, but this el foldo might be etched into the memories of L.A. fans for a long time. The Dodgers lost again today to the worst team in either league and are 0-6 on a crucial, season-making road trip through the East. Manny Ramirez had two more hits, but hasn't driven home a run in nine games. The Dodgers put plenty of guys on base — 15, with three home runs — but Garciaparra and Kemp stranded four runners each. Greg Maddux gave it 5 and a third as the starting pitcher, but after the game even Dodger Talk radio guy Ken Levine said it looks like the 42-year-old has nothing left. All that said, the Dodgers are still just three games out of first and a playoff spot because the Arizona Diamondbacks have lost four straight themselves. Of course, Colorado is now only
2.5 three (by the end of the night) games behind the Dodgers.
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