Manager Tom Lasorda said the Dodgers would ask the National League office to inspect the 12 baseballs that the club collected during Nolan Ryan's 2-1 victory Thursday night and which carry possible scuff marks that Lasorda has circled in ink . . . Coach Joe Ferguson said he believes Ryan keeps a new and improved type of white sandpaper in his glove and scuffs every ball, though the mark is difficult to detect with the new paper. "I'll tell you this," Ferguson said. "Ryan is throwing a pitch that drops two feet and he never had that before." . . . Why don't the umpires intercede? "The rule now requires a pitcher to be caught in the act, whatever that means," Ferguson said. "The scuffed ball isn't enough. They might as well let every pitcher do it."