Yasiel Puig surprises Mark Ellis from behind as Ellis bobbles the ball and the Yankees score two.

Yasiel Puig surprises Mark Ellis from behind as Ellis bobbles the ball and the Yankees score two. Photo by Gina Ferrazzi/Los Angeles Times

You take the good, you take the bad,
You take them both and there you have
The facts of life, the facts of life!

 It’s a fact that the Dodgers will not win every single game they play.

After sneaking by, 3-2, in the first game of this two-day visit from the Yanks with a walk-off RBI single by Mark Ellis, it was almost fitting that the end of the second game come in the form of a costly error by the same Mark Ellis (although in my opinion, the mistake was all Yasiel Puig’s). Final score: New York 3, Dodgers 0.

But if it makes you feel any better, we probably wouldn’t have won anyway. The Yankees had already scored a run when, with two men on, Ellis and Puig collided in right field while trying to catch what would have been the third out of the top of the ninth. And with New York closer Mariano Rivera on his farewell tour, you know we almost certainly would not have scored anyway.

But, hey, it’s just one game, one of only seven lost in the last 34. That’s pretty spectacular, if you ask me. It even has Steve wondering if we shouldn’t cave and get a miniplan after all.

So far, I’m hanging tough.

Ian Kennedy has been traded to the Padres.

Ian Kennedy has been traded to the Padres.

Public Enemy No. 1 Now a Padre
That’s right, folks! The D’bags traded our favorite beanballer, Ian Kennedy, to San Diego. Without Kirk Gibson behind him, I wonder if there will be as many head shots.

I’m glad Ian is getting back to Southern California. Maybe it will bring back the mellow surfer in him, instead of the head-hunting monster. He didn’t seem to be the same guy once he got to Arizona.

I hope he thrives in San Diego and does even better than he did in 2011. Just stay away from the heads of my Dodgers!

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