Some mid-day snacks:

  • The Dodgers have won seven of their past 10 games, but as Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness writes, it doesn’t quite feel that way, does it?
  • What has gone wrong with the Dodger defense? Neil Paine tries to break down the breakdown at Baseball Reference Blog.
  • Chad Moriyama of Memories of Kevin Malone explains why he thinks James Loney might be getting worse, not better.
  • Bryan Morris, who was included in the Manny Ramirez trade, has pitched 26 consecutive scoreless innings, notes Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. His ERA for the season is 0.66 in 40 2/3 innings. Keep in mind he’s a 23-year-old in A ball.