Encouraging signs in Dodgers' bullpen

Despite losing to the Cubs, there are reasons to feel good about L.A.'s relief

Updated: April 23, 2011, 8:12 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

CHICAGO -- An argument can be made that the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen hasn't been as bad this season as the raw numbers would suggest. But the bottom of the eighth inning of Saturday's game, a 10-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs before 41,161 at Wrigley Field, probably wouldn't have been the best time to make that argument.

That was when Matt Guerrier, the veteran reliever who to that point hadn't given up a run of his own in 11 2/3 innings in his first season with the Dodgers, suddenly ...

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