Any team that is too ashamed to admit where they are actually from should not be cheered by the people that live there.”
— Pamela Wilson

First baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-4 in the game against the Angels.

First baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-4 in the game against the Angels.

OK, so I’m visiting my mother-in-law in the hospital, and I go out to get a coffee, turn on the radio in my car, and I hear Charlie Steiner saying, “Well, we’re going to the bottom of the fourth, and the Angels have a 6-1 lead…” He doesn’t sound happy. I wasn’t happy, either, but I wasn’t surprised. Even Rick Monday couldn’t keep the disgust out of his voice.

Two hours later, I get back in the car to go home, and I decide I should see how bad the damage ended up being. I look at my phone, and “Oh my God!” I yelled it right there in the parking lot. “Oh my God! The Dodgers came back!” I turned on the radio just in time to hear the exuberance of a close, come-from-behind victory over the other “L.A.” team, who had an eight-game winning streak going in.

Afterward, Kevin Kennedy talked about turning points and game-changing events, and I agree a game like this could be a momentum shifter (especially since the Padres, Rockies and Giants all lost), but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’ve already had a couple of games this season that were going to “turn it around.” This one too could have been a fluke, but after those horrible first innings, everything seemed to click. It would be so great if the Dodgers could keep it going tonight.

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