Game 35: Clayton Kershaw and Jimmy Rollins do a 180.

Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning off Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler on Friday. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff photographer)


Would the real Clayton Kershaw and/or Jimmy Rollins please stand up?

If you’re a Dodgers fan, you can only hope that what you saw Friday was the real deal. Kershaw struck out 10 batters in 6 ⅔ innings; Rollins went 4 for 5 and finished a triple shy of the cycle. The bullpen held on for a 6-4 win over the Rockies.

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Game 34: More rain douses the Dodgers’ parade.

Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson is 1-0 with a 1.10 earned-run average in his last three starts. (Associated Press photo)

The Dodgers had never lost a game this season when they scored four or more runs prior to this week. Yimi Garcia had never blown a save, either. Both things have happened twice now and you almost wonder if the world is about to end.

We can’t promise the sun is going to come out tomorrow; it’s supposed to be cloudy in Southern California again. But the sun will come out eventually, and Kenley Jansen will come off the disabled list, possibly before the next time you see the sun. The Dodgers hadn’t decided whether or not that will happen Friday or Saturday when we spoke to Don Mattingly after the game.

Hector Olivera is coming, too. Friday could be a busy day.

In the meantime, you can read about this game and about what might or might not have led to Pedro Baez’s strained pectoral muscle.

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Rest in peace, B.B. King. Here’s a bootleg recording of him jamming with Jimi Hendrix in 1968:

Game 33: The Dodgers’ four-run magic runs out.

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton couldn’t get this ball hit by Alex Guerrero in fourth inning. Guerrero was able to reach third base on what was scored a triple. (David Crane/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers ran out of mojo Wednesday.

Pedro Baez‘s pectoral gave out, and the Dodgers’ five-game winning streak followed. It was the first time they had lost a game this year in which they scored four runs. Read about the game, and Baez’s injury, and the controversial catch by Giancarlo Stanton here.

I talked to Chris Hatcher about facing his former team before the game. His familiarity with Stanton did not serve him well.

On a positive note, Kiké Hernandez said he told hitting coach Mark McGwire before this game that he would hit a home run. He did. It was his first in a Dodgers uniform.

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.