blue resurrectionZack Greinke came off the D.L. to pitch a wonderful 5⅓ innings, and five relievers never screwed it up! Including Brandon League! Amazing.

Maybe Steve’s painting of a few years ago (featuring the Blue Bum as portrayed by our friend Joe Walters) will lead the Dodgers in the other direction, toward winning, instead of the downward spiral they had been traipsing on before.

This was a great game, though. After two consecutive sweeps — to the Giants and then the D’Backs — we won a series from the lowly Marlins and now we’ve won a series from the mighty Nats. (So nice of Bryce Harper to take himself out that first game, wasn’t it?)

That is definitely the right direction. We have Greinke back, Josh Beckett won’t be pitching for the foreseeable future (out on D.L. for that “groin tweak”) and we’re now only holding last place by one game.

We’re movin’ on up!