That focus on adding two additional starters to the rotation and the struggling bullpen might have distracted the Dodgers from another growing issue.
What’s up with the offense?
The offense slowly has been shrinking, a fact made all the more obvious Wednesday afternoon in the dodgers' 5-2 loss to the Athletics in Oakland.
The A’s had lost seven consecutive games before sweeping their two-game series from the Dodgers. With right-hander Jesse Chavez holding them to two hits in his eight innings, the Dodgers went rather quietly.
Chavez entered the game with a 6-12 record and a 3.84 earned-run average, but had a fat 5.81 ERA in his last 10 starts....