On the Dodgers’ most recent day off, reliever Josh Lindblom visited the Dream Center in Echo Park, which offers residential drug rehabilitation programs and other services. Later on Thursday, he distributed food on skid row and took 15 to 20 homeless people to church.

There weren’t any news cameras or reporters around.

“I’d be sitting at home anyways,” Lindblom said. “It’s a small, small sacrifice in the grand scheme of things. It was one of the most fulfilling days I’ve had all season.”

This is Lindblom’s way of spreading the gospel.

“It’s tough to tell to people about Jesus,” he said. “I take the approach of showing them first.”

Lindblom believes his increased devotion to God has made him the pitcher he is today — a pitcher Manager Don Mattingly has come to rely increasingly on in later innings. The 24-year-old right-hander entered Monday with a 0.66 earned-run average in 11 appearances.

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