Bullpen collapse an unexpected issue

Again relievers blow a lead, highlighting an area Dodgers management thought was fine

Updated: September 26, 2010, 11:39 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Dodgers suffered another one of those snatch-defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory meltdowns in the eighth inning Sunday, leading to a 5-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks before 37,911 at Chase Field, but the Dodgers have reached a point in their season when the feeling after a game like this is more one of numbness than one of having been kicked in the stomach.

In the immediate aftermath, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti -- who has absorbed more of those kicks ...

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