It's hard to fathom the Dodgers going into 'Frisco, flat-out dominate only to come home and get equally dominated by the Diamondbacks.
Now, Arizona has played well of late, but the Dodgers failing to use the momentum from the Giants' series is somewhat disappointing.
The biggest problem was the home runs allowed by Dodger pitching. Aaron Harang, Chris Capuano and Stephen Fife combined to allow six home runs in the three-game series. That is not a formula for winning. Hopefully it was just an aberration, but Harang and Capuano are regressing to the mean as we speak.
But all isn't lost. There are still two months to go and the Dodgers are in a good position to win the division. But like the past when the Dodgers and Giants are battling for the division, it will likely come down to the final week of the season. Until then, the Dodgers need to take care of business ... and hope the hitters remember how to hit.