The Dodgers calling the Angels to see if they would trade Mike Trout? That's a bunch of sports-talk blather. Trout isn't going anywhere.
The Dodgers ought to call the Angels, though, to see if they would trade Joe Smith.
The eighth inning doomed the Dodgers again Friday. Their latest setup guy, Joe Blanton, gave up the game-winning home run in that inning, a three-run shot by Kevin Pillar that powered the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 victory over the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have six bullpen losses, the most of any National League team except the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds. The Dodgers' earned-run average in the eighth inning: 7.14.
Smith is a proven setup man...