In this season of the home run, Dee Gordon had not hit one. Not until Wednesday, that is, when he took Yu Darvish deep.
For Darvish, the darling of baseball’s trade deadline, this was the worst possible time to have the worst start of his career. He was the starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers on the night they gave up 22 runs. He gave up 10 of them, and we’re supposed to believe this is the guy the Dodgers need to get to their first World Series since 1988?
Take a deep breath. The Dodgers should not react with panic to Darvish getting hit hard in his last start, any more than they should react with panic to Clayton Kershaw getting hurt in his last start.