High-priced right-hander Zach Greinke makes his Dodger debut.

High-priced right-hander Zach Greinke makes his Dodger debut.

Coolio! My earrings did the trick! It had nothing to do with Matt Kemp finally making contact, or Andre Ethier hitting his first home run of the year. Even Zach Greinke, who only allowed two hits in 6-1/3 innings looks surprised by how effective my little baubles could be.

Center-fielder Matt Kemp after hitting an RBI double in the sixth inning, his second hit of the game and the season.

Center-fielder Matt Kemp after hitting an RBI double in the sixth inning, his second hit of the game and the season.

But seriously, I wish the Dodgers could play like that every day. Then we really would be headed for the World Series. The bats that count were active — RBI doubles from Kemp and Adrian Gonzalez, Andre’s second-inning bomb — a starting pitcher in control and a bullpen that’s lights out. And the icing on the cake? Not a single Dodger error, for the first time this season.

It’s always nice when you win on fireworks night — festive explosions in the nocturnal sky seem incongruous after a humiliating defeat — but this win was especially satisfying if only because it reminds us Dodger fans of how good and exciting our team has been and can be. We see the sparkle in Matt Kemp’s smile and remember how much fun it is to root for the Boys in Blue.

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