The Dodgers have four games left, against the Chicago Cubs, before the All-Star break.
"We'll be lucky if we're not more than seven games back," Cabell said.
"Somebody could have drowned us by now."
But for now, the Dodgers float on.
Dodger Notes Greg Brock, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee June 24, was activated for tonight's game with the Chicago Cubs. Brock, who is batting .213 with 8 home runs and 24 RBIs, will be used solely as a pinch-hitter for a few days, Manager Tom Lasorda said. To make room for Brock on the roster, the Dodgers optioned shortstop Craig Shipley to Albuquerque. The Australian-born Shipley batted .111 in a dozen games with the Dodgers. . . . Steve Sax, who visited a foot specialist Wednesday, said he will require off-season surgery on his right heel, which has bothered him all season. Sax said an examination by Dr. William Wagner revealed a bone spur; previously, the injury had been described as a bruise. . . . Mike Marshall was scratched from the lineup when his back stiffened again. . . . Where Have They Gone Dept: Jay Johnstone dropped by the press box to drop off flyers advertising the opening of his new auto parts store in El Monte Saturday morning. Johnstone promises Lasorda will be there.