Chad Billingsley (1-0, 3.00) Stephen Fife (0-0, -.--) vs. Jake Arrieta (1-0, 5.40).
We sit six back of the NL West-leading Rockies. That's a greater gap than what the Mets, Cubs, or Mariners have in their respective divisions.
And let's be clear: we're barely halfway through April, and the season already looks precariously lost.
While I try to get over how beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards could have turned into the Dodgers' own house of horrors, I have to wonder how short a Rope Don Mattingly is on, I Confess. But it's no Easy Virtue watching our team skid Downhill like this. This season has been one for The Birds. At least we've got Psycho and Eric Collins calling this game, I suppose.
The Sons of Steve Garvey aren't taking this lying down, however. We've sent our own Son, Dusty Baker, to Baltimore on assignment, in order to lift our team's spirits (and hopefully kick Ronald Belisario in the nuts). Get to work, Dusty!
UPDATE 7:57a: Edited to reflect Billingsley's move to the DL.