Dee Gordon's last game without a tarnished reputation ended at 10:02 p.m. Thursday night. He had played a vital role for the Miami Marlins in a 5-2 defeat of his former Dodgers teammates. He delivered the game-tying hit and induced a balk to score another run.
Fifteen minutes after the game, Major League Baseball sent an email that overshadowed the events on the field. Gordon was suspended 80 games after testing positive for exogenous testosterone and clostebol, a pair of banned substances.
"Just the guy he was — and he is — it's hard to believe," Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said Friday afternoon.
The timing of the...