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Are the Dodgers not fully ready to play?
Are the Dodgers not fully ready to play?

Considering the season is only a little more than a month old, the Dodgers went into their series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday with an unusual sense of urgency. A day that ended with the Giants scoring twice in the 10th inning to beat the Dodgers, 3-1, started with a closed-door meeting called by Manager Don Mattingly, who was said to be dissatisfied with some of his players' pregame work and readiness for games. Mattingly wouldn't divulge what was said behind the closed doors, other than that it pertained to "where we going, how we get there." In seasons past, Mattingly generally downplayed the significance of early-season games, no matter...