High-fives all around after the second win over the "L.A." Angels in two nights.

High-fives all around after the second win over the “L.A.” Angels in two nights.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Fan favorite Luis Cruz broke out of his slump with a two-run homer.

Fan favorite Luis Cruz broke out of his slump with a two-run homer.

So I’m at a Pasadena speakeasy, playing bar trivia, eating chicken taquitos and watching the second game of the Freeway Series, when WHAM, BAM, ALA KAZAAM! what should happen but Luis Cruz hits his first home run of the season with Juan Uribe on board. The Dodgers take a 2-0 lead over the pretenders from Anaheim, who came into the series so sure they would trounce us as they have in the past. HA!

It wasn’t until after our trivia team, Pauly’s Robot From Rocky IV, was well on its way to a victory of its own that I noticed Hyun-Jin Ryu pitching into the ninth inning. He smoked those Haloes, allowing only two hits in his first complete game. Wow! Maybe all that “turning a corner” talk was right. I won’t go betting on it, yet, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

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