The players on the Dodgers bench froze. The fans in the stadium gasped. A comebacker traveling at more than 100 mph had struck Clayton Kershaw on his left hip.
About the only person at Petco Park who didn't look concerned was Kershaw.
With the wave of a hand, Kershaw signaled to an approaching team trainer to return to the dugout.
Kershaw wasn't about to be knocked out of a game by a first-inning line drive from Justin Upton. As the San Diego Padres learned over the course of Friday night, there was little that could be done to stop Kershaw.
Except maybe the Dodgers.
In a 4-3 victory that included a blown lead by the bullpen and an eighth-inning comeback...