Dodger HRsWow! That was a lot of hits last night. The Dodgers have finally found power and consistency, and it’s about time. The season is now more than half over, and we remain 2½ games behind Arizona. But look at all the spectacular baseball we are playing!

Highlights of last night’s 10-8 win over Colorado were of course the four home runs, one each by Juan Uribe, Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Matt Kemp. Also, the first run when Yasiel Puig scored from second on a routine ground out. That was unexpected, to say the least.

With 17 hits and double-digit runs for the first time this season, the Dodgers have finally come alive, and while you’re watching them you feel confident and optimistic, as opposed to doubtful and depressed. I don’t know if one thing — like the appearance of the Manna From Havana — is responsible, but the chemistry and just sheer joy that the team exhibits now is undeniable and really great to see.