Once again, Dodgers' offense falls flat

After latest loss, Mattingly plays "what-if" game, but maybe team just isn't any good

Updated: May 29, 2011, 3:01 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Watching batting practice from the dugout before Saturday night's game, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly briefly allowed himself to do something hardened baseball lifers almost never do.

Specifically, he talked about the what-ifs, such as what the landscape might look like if the Dodgers hadn't been without their full, projected lineup for all but a handful of games at the start of the season and if the Dodgers hadn't found it so maddeningly impossible, pretty much ...

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