Stars Zack Greinke and Hanley Ramirez are out significant amounts of time while smaller injuries to Adrian Gonzalez and Chris Capuano have affected the entire teams depth.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLA tweeted this afternoon as to what management is thinking:
Source tells ESPNLA that Dodgers management wants to see how team plays once somewhat healthy before thinking about any big changes
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 9, 2013
This news comes on the heals of president Stan Kasten voicing his frustrations earlier today about the teams sluggish start. At 13-20, nobody could’ve predicted the rash of injuries and their inability to drive in runners in scoring position.
The Dodgers rank second to last in the National League in runs scored, but rank sixth in all of baseball in on-base percentage.
While there is a section of Dodger fans that are calling for manager Don Mattingly to take the fall, it sounds like Kasten and the Guggenehim Group are going to give him a fair shot once everyone is healthy.
However, slugger Matt Kemp isn’t producing and the entire left-side of the Dodgers infield has been invisible in terms of production.
It’s hard for Dodger fans to stomach all the losing since prior to the season everyone expected an All-Star lineup day-in and day-out. There hasn’t been one constant at all this season as the team is in the midst of a seven-game losing streak.
With a weekend series at home against the Marlins, it’s an opportunity for the Dodgers to get back on track before their schedule gets more difficult towards the end of May.
The team will have time to gel and get healthy, but with the money being spent it’s hard to preach patience to a starving fan base.