The good news for the Dodgers is that Ted Lilly didn't allow six runs, as he did in each of his previous three starts. The bad news for the Dodgers was that it didn't matter, as the offense couldn't score against Mike Pelfrey, and lost to the Mets 6-0, the fourth straight defeat for Los Angeles. Pelfrey pitched six scoreless innings for his fifth win of the season.
Lilly, pitching on six days rest, allowed three runs in his six innings for his first quality start since June 6. He did allow two home runs on the night, to Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay, giving Lilly 18 home runs given up in 18 starts this season. "I thought Teddy through the ball better tonight. He did a better job with the running game," manager Don Mattingly said after the game. "You know, Beltran hit that homer and Bay gets him with the solo. Yeah, home runs have hurt him a little bit."
Bay hit two home runs for the Mets, his second four-RBI game in the last eight days. Aaron Miles was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning, and left one inning later. Miles has a right elbow contusion and is listed as day-to-day. He took x-rays after the game, but results won't be known until later tonight or Wednesday. Matt Kemp stole two bases, giving him 24 on the season, good for third in the National League.
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