Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig, both contenders for the National League All-Star Final Vote, celebrate with Andre Ethier after scoring on a double by catcher A.J. Ellis at ATT&T Park.

Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig, both contenders for the National League All-Star Final Vote, celebrate with Andre Ethier after scoring on a double by catcher A.J. Ellis at ATT&T Park.

What a way to beat the Giants, a 3-run double in the top of the ninth, with those chants of “Beat L.A.” fading in despair as Sergio “Baby Beard” Romo proves he’s human, after all. With a 4-1 shellacking of San Francisco, the Dodgers head to the real test, Arizona, for three with the first-place D-bags.

Catcher A.J. Ellis

Catcher A.J. Ellis

The hero of Sunday’s game, A.J. Ellis, may not be an All-Star this year, but he will get there one day soon, I have no doubt. In the meantime, we need to vote and vote often for Yasiel Puig. I hear even his competition for the final vote, teammate Adrian Gonzalez, wants him to get it. That’s pretty classy. And of course, A.J.’s beautiful hit helped three-time All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw cement his claim to be the most appropriate starting pitcher for the National League in the summer classic, which is being played July 16 at Citi Field. Can’t wait.

Now, expanding on my earlier uneasy feelings about Carl Crawford’s commitment to the city of the Angels, the Dodgers and all L.A. fans everywhere, did you see his comments in the paper today about former Laker star Dwight Howard? He’s glad Howard left, because he’s a Houston fan! I don’t know… I’m thinking he is not a good fit in this town. His only saving grace might be helping the Dodgers win the World Series. I might accept him then. We’ll see.

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