Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis gets high-fives at the plate after a three-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday in New York.

Dodger second baseman Mark Ellis gets high-fives at the plate after a three-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday in New York, his second round-tripper of the game.

A couple of nights ago, my husband said to me, “You know who I really like as a baseball player? Mark Ellis. He works hard, he’s a no-nonsense, reliable player. I like that.” Now, thanks to Ellis’ power hitting, the Dodgers are inching their way back toward .500 tonight.

The second baseman hit two home runs — the first was the 100th of his career — and had 10 total bases as he went four-for-five to lead my favorite team to a second win in a row, 7-2, over the Mets.

With 12 hits — five for extra bases — everybody, except Carl Crawford, was hitting tonight, and Crawford can have one day without a hit, since he’s been carrying the Dodgers offensively this whole season so far.

Jeez, I wish they could play every day like they have the past two games! It’s so much more fun to watch them win and play well than to see them lose and then find yourself complaining about something you have no control over. Or worse to have to defend your love of a team that hasn’t won a championship in 25 years.

But hey, at least we’re not Cubs fans! Am I right? Huh? Yeah!

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