With last night's win over the Braves, the Dodgers achieved 12 games over .500 for the first time this season, after five prior times in which they had reached +11 games. The Dodgers overcame a shaky start by Randy Wolf, but D.J. Houlton locked it down for three scoreless innings (welcome back, DJ!) and Matt Kemp continued his torrid hitting ways.
And Wilson Betemit, who had a rare start last night, showed some serious sock with a home run and four RBI. Congrats, Wilson! On the post-game show, Grady Little mentioned that he gets more inquiries over Wilson Betemit above any other Dodger (even Mark Hendrickson). He is definitely undervalued now, that's for sure.
Coupled with the Padres' loss in San Diego to the Marlins, the Dodgers move into a tie for first place. Let's try and stay there for longer than a day this time, okay Blue?