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May 7 pregame: More rain

Dodgers at Nationals, 10:05 a.m.
Dee Gordon, 2B
Carl Crawford, LF
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Yasiel Puig, RF
Andre Ethier, CF
Juan Uribe, 3B
Miguel Olivo, C
Dan Haren, P

By Jon Weisman

What a road trip. For the third time in nine contests, weather will delay the Dodgers, with today’s getaway game at Washington getting a late start.

Don Mattingly had this to say this morning, via Bill Plunkett of the Register:

“With all the challenges, if we finish 6-3 I’d call that a pretty good road trip. If we don’t win today, it’s an okay trip,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “I don’t want to accept that just because you had some tough travel and you had some tough games that that changes anything because those games in Minnesota are over. You get your rest, you reload and you go. That’s just what our game calls for. You travel a lot. You play a lot. Guys get used to this. Sometimes we make too much of it.

“It’s kind of like the season so far. We’re okay with it. But if we don’t start playing consistently better baseball that we’re going to win a thing.”

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1 Comment

  1. oldbrooklynfan

    This road trip seemed a lot worse than it was because of Dodger fans feeling that the team should be winning more. If the Dodgers can prevent the Giants from winning this series, they will keep afloat, hoping the Rockies cool off.

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