In the middle of fielding questions about the Dodgers' season-opening victory over the San Diego Padres, Adrian Gonzalez made an inquiry of his own.
"Last year, how many times did we come from behind?" he asked.
The answer: Not many.
Only twice last season did the Dodgers do what they did Monday in their 6-3 victory at Dodger Stadium: Win a game in which they trailed through six innings. In such situations, they were 2-54 last year.
Monday's comeback, which was completed with a three-run home run in the eighth inning by newcomer Jimmy Rollins, was described by Gonzalez as a byproduct of the more balanced lineup assembled by the team's new...