Game 64: Globe Life Park isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig snaps his bat in frustration after striking out in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ 4-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. (Associated Press photo)

ARLINGTON, Texas — A pairing of the second-highest scoring team in the National League and one of the American League’s premier hitter’s parks was not as advertised. Yasiel Puig‘s bat-breaking demonstration summed up the Dodgers’ frustration in a 4-1 loss to the Texas Rangers.

The box score is here.

The mechanical malfunction that forced the Dodgers’ team plane to land at LAX late last night spooked Kenley Jansen.

Game 60: Howie Kendrick and Yasiel Puig save the day.

Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick celebrates his game-winning single that helped the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Wednesday at Dodger Statium. Los Angeles, CA 6/10/2015 (John McCoy/Staff photographer)


Let’s face it, a lot of things went wrong for the Dodgers today in some unexpected ways. Brett Anderson couldn’t pitch more than five innings. Kenley Jansen — 21 for 21 in save opportunities against the Diamondbacks before today — blew a save. This:

Unless you’re a masochist, or unless these things become trends, you’re more likely to remember Howie Kendrick driving in Yasiel Puig in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the game. You might even remember the Rally Banana. After clicking through John McCoy’s photo gallery, you might remember John McCoy’s photo gallery.

The box score is here.

Click on the Rally Banana hyperlink (it’s a good story, promise) for a brief recap of Day 3 of the amateur draft.

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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