Congrats are in order …

… for Camille Johnston, the Dodgers’ Senior VP of Communications, who became engaged on Tuesday to Mark Miller. He did it the old-fashioned way, asking her dad for permission first, then formally proposed to her on the beach. Camille is the person one local columnist affectionately refers to as the Tipper Gore lady, because she was Mrs. Gore’s communications director during Al Gore’s last couple of years as Vice President and during his 2000 presidential campaign. She was hired by the Dodgers in October 2005, just a couple of weeks before Ned Colletti was named GM, and I have often said those two moves marked the turning point of the McCourts’ ownership of the club. The product on the field improved almost immediately, and the franchise’s public image got the makeover it so desperately needed. … The Dodgers scratched out three runs in an impressive first inning that showed what can happen when Furcal and Pierre both get on base back to back. Jeff Kent hit a three-run homer in the third. Penny isn’t dominating, but so far, he is good enough. Dodgers 6, Phillies 1, end 4

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