Daily Distractions: A game that broke the mold.

Nick Punto

Nick Punto went flying in this collision with Angels runner Erick Aybar last night. It was a wacky game. (Associated Press photo)

The Dodgers’ 7-6 win last night broke the mold in many ways. Lost amid the doubles, the Matt Kemp boos and the blown call at first base, here are some factoids that I couldn’t fit in my game story:

– The Dodgers’ comeback matched their largest of the season; they beat the Diamondbacks on May 22 after trailing by five.

– Previously, the Dodgers were 0-15 when allowing six runs or more.

– The ninth inning remains a virtual all-or-nothing proposition. Say what you want about Brandon League as closer, but the Dodgers are 20-1 when leading at the start of the ninth inning. They are 0-23 when trailing to start the ninth.

Adrian Gonzalez‘s six errors lead all major-league first baseman. Next is the New York Mets’ Ike Davis, with four. Gonzalez, who has won three Gold Glove awards, had a busy day. He also failed to pick a ball out of the dirt and pulled his foot off the bag on a throw from catcher Ramon Hernandez in the first inning. Yet he kept his foot on the bag despite a poor throw from Luis Cruz in the ninth inning, completing a double play.

– The Dodgers’ six doubles were a season high.

More bullet points for a Tuesday morning:

• ESPN the Magazine portends “the most disappointing stretch of baseball in Southern California history.”

• Buster Olney of ESPN.com writes that two things have to happen before the Dodgers decide to trade Andre Ethier. I don’t think either has happened yet.

• We get it. You’re not cheering Matt Kemp when he’s a good human being, and you’re not booing him when he’s a bad human being. But yesterday you booed a lot and he did this.

• Kemp also went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts, prompting me to ask: What should the Dodgers do with their slumping superstar? Take the poll here.

• Some video clips of Julio Urias, the 16-year-old prospect who pitched three scoreless innings for Single-A Great Lakes on Sunday, can be found here.

• Astronaut Buzz Aldrin threw out the ceremonial first pitch yesterday. Here’s Buzz Aldrin rapping.

•  Apparently the rapper Murs is a Scott Van Slyke fan.

This is my favorite Murs song.

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