And then order was restored. All was calm. They worked counts, came up with some timely hits, made no real miscues.
It hardly hurt any that the Dodgers had their hottest pitcher – nope, not Clayton Kershaw – on the mound, but they did more than enough right as a team to defeat the Chicago Cubs, 6-2, Monday night and snap their little two-game losing streak.
The pitching honors on this night went to the Dodgers' other ace, and how long has it been since they could legitimately claim two?