Dodgers' future looks bright after all

Infusion of youth, such as Gordon, Sands and Guerra, help keep L.A. optimisitic

Updated: September 18, 2011, 11:49 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- If you happened to show up at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, which is more than the Pittsburgh Pirates seemed to do on their way out of town, you saw the Los Angeles Dodgers roll to a 15-1 victory, storming their way back to the .500 mark with nine games remaining in their season.

You saw carnage, including eight different Pirates pitchers, not one of whom stuck around as long as two innings. You saw James Loney get five hits and Matt Kemp hit another home run and Juan Rivera drive ...

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