Either Blake DeWitt or Xavier Paul will be recalled from ABQ in the morning (my money’s on Paul, as he is hitting .571) to take Doug Mientkiewicz’s spot after Mkz dislocated his right shoulder on that headfirst slide into second in the sixth inning. Too bad. He is a really good guy, and that was a really big hit, a two-run double that put this thing on ice. He was choking back tears when we got to him in the clubhouse afterward. Here is a guy who was wondering before the Dodgers signed him to a minor-league contract on Feb. 26 if his career might be over because there simply wasn’t much interest on the free-agent market, and I’m sure he is wondering the same thing tonight. But I’m in agreement with Joe Torre, who predicted after the game that Mkz WILL play again. … Mkz’s wasn’t the only gritty effort tonight. Eric Stults didn’t have his best stuff. He walked or hit a bunch of guys, and he seemed to be in constant trouble. But he gutted his way through five innings and then handed a 3-2 lead to a bullpen that came through with four shutout frames. The result was another win for Stults, who is 2-0. More importantly, as Stults himself pointed out after the game, the Dodgers are 2-0 in games he has started this year. … Dodgers go to 7-3 and stay tied with the Pods atop the division, two games ahead of the Rockies. Rox in tomorrow night (7:10) for the start of a three-game series, Randy Wolf against Jorge De La Rosa.