Don't blame the Dodgers' poor start on injuries. That's according to manager Don Mattingly, who insisted 10 disabled list entries and a half dozen or so other ailments that have sidelined starters through parts of the first five weeks aren't the reasons why his team has underperformed. The Dodgers were 13-16 entering Sunday night's game against the Giants. "For the most part we just haven't played well enough," Mattingly said. "We haven't been consistent." He said the Dodgers haven't pitched well enough and have failed to hit with runners in scoring position in others, for example. "I don't think really the injuries have been that big of a factor," Mattingly said. "Obviously if you don't have your whole club you never know quite what you can be, but everybody's always got guys missing. It happens all over the place and you can still win. "We're still capable (of winning) and I think we know it, that's the main thing. We can't feel sorry for ourselves." Vote of confidence A day after a disastrous start in which Matt Magill couldn't get out of the second inning, the rookie pitcher from Royal High got a vote of confidence from Mattingly, who said he'd get at least one more start and likely would be in the rotation until Zack Greinke (broken collarbone) is activated.
Manager Don Mattingly not looking for any sympathy
L.A. Daily News | May 6