As for two homers off Kershaw, one of the top pitchers in the game, Gonzalez said he was just trying to stay patient.
"He's a great pitcher," said Gonzalez, who struck out to end the game with a runner at third the night before. "It's a nice comeback."
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was livid with a call by Tim Welke at first that ended a threat in the sixth. With a runner on, Hairston sent a roller into the hole that third baseman Chris Nelson snared and came up throwing. But his throw was off target and pulled Todd Helton off the bag.
Welke called Hairston out and Mattingly ran from the dugout with his arms extended in exasperation. He had words with Welke, before pleading with plate umpire Paul Schrieber. The call stood and the inning was over.
"It really doesn't matter at this point," Mattingly said after the game. "I think he knows he missed it. I think Helton told him he was off the bag. We had a chance to get a run there. I just don't think he realized he came off the bag."
NOTES: Despite his prodigious offensive numbers, Kemp was walked intentionally for the first time this season in the third. ... It was Colorado's eighth comeback win of the season.
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