Dodgers can't shake reality

After a five-game winning streak, L.A.'s woeful offense returned at the worst time

Updated: July 18, 2011, 3:30 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- Call me a glutton for punishment, or maybe just an incorrigible seamhead, but I made a point to be in my seat for the first pitch of Sunday's game at Chase Field even as several of my colleagues stayed back in the media dining room to watch the Women's World Cup final.

I'm not sure I really expected to see anything other than what I ultimately did see, which was another offensive flameout by the Los Angeles Dodgers and another frustrating loss, 4-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...

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