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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Kenley Jansen returns from the 15-day disabled list at a good time for the Dodgers.

Kenley Jansen

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen saved 44 games in 2014, his first full season as the Dodgers’ closer. (Getty Images)

When Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen underwent bone-graft surgery in his left foot in February, worry was a natural reaction. The front office spent the winter re-making the bullpen, going from a roster rich with rich former closers into a younger, less experienced unit.

Here we are on May 15, Jansen hasn’t pitched an inning and the Dodgers’ bullpen has been one of the most reliable in the majors.

Of course, rookie Yimi Garcia has blown two saves in two opportunities this week, so maybe Jansen is returning to the active roster at a good time. Still, he won’t be the Dodgers’ closer tonight and Jansen is OK with that. Actually, he prefers it this way.

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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: