First baseman Adrian Gonzalez

First baseman Adrian Gonzalez

It’s good to see old No. 23 at first base again. No, not my most beloved former Dodger, Eric Karros. I’m talking about last year’s acquisition from San Diego, Adrian Gonzalez. He was unstoppable in today’s game: 3-for-4 and he batted in four of the Dodgers’ six-pack of runs.

“I was just looking for something out over the plate, and I was able to stay on a couple of pitches and be able to get the hits when the runners were on base,” he explained in a post-game interview. If it’s that simple, maybe he can teach his teammates how to do it.

On paper, that sweep was spectacular. Good pitching, finally some good hitting today, two shutouts. Only it was against the pathetic Pirates. So I’ll wait to get super-excited about “The Whole New Blue” until they face a real team again. But it was nice to see some of the old magic and high-fives.

P.S. I was wearing my earrings for all three games. Count on that to continue.