Because of the weird start time, the fast-approaching deadline and the fact I have two stories to bang out, I’m going to keep this entry short. But the moral of today’s game — that is, if one game on a 162-game schedule is any indication — is that this much-maligned Dodgers bullpen might just be up to the task after all. They combined for 3 1/3 shutout innings, and it wasn’t all a bunch of easy outs, especially the first one. Cory Wade relieved Hiroki Kuroda to face Kevin Kouzmanoff with one out and the bases loaded in the sixth and eventually got him to ground back to the mound, preserving a 3-1 lead. Matt Kemp, who had made a spectacular catch with nobody on base earlier in that inning, a catch that turned out to be huge, then homered off Jake Peavy in the seventh to make it 4-1, completing a dramatic momentum turn that carried the Dodgers to victory. Wade gave up a leadoff double to Chase Headley in the seventh, then got three quick outs to strand Headley on third. Hong-Chih Kuo pitched around a couple of walks and a wild pitch in the eighth, and Jonathan Broxton looked like the second coming of Eric Gagne or Mariano Rivera or K-Rod or whoever in the ninth, blowing away three hitters in a row to nail it down. James Loney went 3 for 4 with a two-out, two-run single in the first inning. Rafael Furcal went 2 for 5. Dodgers are 1-0 for the second year in a row. Randy Wolf against Chris Young tomorrow night.