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Dodgers' offense needs to prove itself

There have been encouraging signs lately, but L.A. again wilts against a quality pitcher

Updated: June 9, 2011, 1:56 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHILADELPHIA -- We have learned some encouraging things about this Los Angeles Dodgers offense through the first six games of a three-city trip. We have learned that under the right circumstances, and against the right pitcher on the right day, the Dodgers are capable of a fair amount of run production. We have learned that this team is capable of coming back in the late innings, even from a large deficit.

The next step on the road to recovery, then, is developing the ability to beat a good ...

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