Danley released from hospital

Everything sounds good, but he isn’t going to be on the field today. Other than that, nothing new so far, and no lineup so far. Dodgers looking to complete their first three-game sweep of the season, but the Rockies have their ace going in Jeff Francis. … Was leaving the ballpark last night, and when I got to Top of the Park, there was a spectacular view of the big fire up in the Angeles National Forest. I stood and watched it for a while, and it really gave you a sense of how big it was. Hope there wasn’t too much damage. The sky is still a little hazy off in that direction, and I’m guessing it’s smoke from the fire rather than smog because it seems to be clear everywhere else. Other than that, it’s a beautiful day at the yard, going to be in the 90s. Perfect day for a ballgame.

Umpire expected to be released tonight

They are still awaiting some test results on Kerwin Danley, but apparently he is going to be released from the hospital tonight. Not sure if that means he’ll be on the field tomorrow — I’m going to guess not — but this is really good news considering how bad it looked on the field a few hours ago. Thanks to Josh Rawitch, the Dodgers’ PR chief, for the update.