And the Dodgers powered through the game, knocking in four home runs, more than doubling their total from the first six games of the season. Manny Ramirez, Casey Blake, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier all contributed bombs. It wasn’t perfect as the bullpen once again struggled to maintain the lead they were given by starter Clayton Kershaw, but everything ended well. as the Dodgers survived with an 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Rather than recapping the game as many other fine Dodger bloggers have already done today, we wanted to share some of today’s great moments, as captured by Dodgers photographer Jon SooHoo. Enjoy!
Rihanna shows her support for Matt Kemp after he homers against the Diamondbacks
Kemp and Ethier proudly show off their Silver Slugger awards
Manager Joe Torre talks on the phone prior to the game
Matt Kemp and his Gold Glove award following the game
Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and members of the media check out his locker
Photo Credit: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2010