While the Dodgers mope around trying to figure out how to undo their latest mess, I have come up with the perfect solution:
Start Clayton Kershaw in the next game against Arizona and then bring on the lowly Miami Marlins for three games.
Hey, wouldn’t you know ...
At least that timing is good, because you’ll forgive the Dodgers if they think everything else imaginable is going against them right now. Two six-game losing streaks in just over three weeks will do that to a club that considers itself of championship timbre.
If losing really is contagious, then the Dodgers are feeling very ill right now.
“We’re frustrated,” said right-hander Josh Beckett. “Losing sucks. Winning is a lot more fun.
“You’d think that wins would come by more frequently. There’s a lot of frustration with that. We have to get back to just playing as a team right now. That’s how you get out of stuff like this, doing the small things to help each other out.”
Manager Don Mattingly tried tinkering with his lineup Tuesday, moving Dee Gordon up from the eighth spot to the No. 2 hole. He’s tried moving Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier around in the middle of the lineup.