He hit it off Scot Shields in the seventh inning. Big day for Dodgers catchers and catching prospects in the WBC. Here in Glendale, Dodgers lead the M’s 3-1, and we just got another look at something we should be seeing all summer at Chavez Ravine. With a man on first and none out in the fifth, Prentice Redman sent a smash up the middle toward center field, but it never got there. Orlando Hudson made a diving stop and dished to Rafael Furcal on the bag, starting a beautiful 4-6-3 double play. A lot has been said lately about the Dodgers’ pitching staff being somewhat mediocre. But it’s amazing how a good pair of middle infielders can make a pitching staff better. That’s another reason the Dodgers are better off without the perpetually sour Jeff Kent.