Coming home after a disappointing road trip, where the team won three, but lost four games, the Dodgers play a weekend series against the league leading St. Louis Cardinals.
Splitting the series with the cellar dwelling Rockies is not a good sign. They should have swept Colorado, or at least won three games.
Not having Kenley Jansen last night really hurt, and it threw unwanted light on the inability of the bullpen to perform in an important save situation. The team was vague when asked about his absence. Dismissing speculation about about another episode of atrial fibrillation, the latest word was that he suffered from dehydration. To me, that sounds like an excuse to cover up something else.
Tonight Carlos Frias goes up against Michael Wacha. This four game series will be an opportunity to see if the Dodgers have a realistic chance of beating St. Louis in the post-season.