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Two-run homer is the best revenge. Yasiel Puig goes deep against beanballer Ian Kennedy in the first inning.

That’s right, I bit them to the quick watching that nerve-wracking ninth inning. But the Dodgers held on to beat San Diego and my friend, Ian Kennedy, 3-2. (I still count him as a friend, even though he likes to bean my boys in blue.)

I thought we might sail through after that two-run homer by Yasiel Puig in his first at bat. And Zack Greinke looked so good at the beginning. It got tense in the middle, but we held on through threat after threat.

Then came the eighth and ninth, and, Geez Louise, I’m still shaking a little from all the adrenalin. First, hoping for — and getting — a double play to end the eighth, and then watching the mess Kenley Jansen made, and then got out of, in the ninth. Holy moly! If every game is like this one, I will be nailless and perhaps hairless by the end of this season.

One take-away: I love Juan Uribe more and more each day. He’s a hitting machine and a double-play factory.

 

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