Aside from Jonathan Broxton loading the bases in the ninth inning, tonight's game was a breath of fresh air after a stale All-Star week. Clayton Kershaw was stellar, throwing seven innings of two-hit ball. Should he have pitched the eighth? Maybe, but I'd rather save him for the stretch run. Orlando Hudson went 3-for-4 with two runs, and Matt Kemp had two RBIs and scored a heads-up run in the sixth when Mike Hampton accidentally threw the ball away in frustration. In the end, it wasn't a laugher, but it was good for some smiles.
Sights from the game:
photos by Orel/SoSG