Dodgers' real work begins now

Management knows improvements are needed, but exactly how is the question

Updated: September 29, 2011, 8:00 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Dodgers won the final battle Wednesday night of a war they long ago lost, initially starting fast and ultimately just edging the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 before 41,791 at Chase Field, but the Diamondbacks didn't really care. They had the luxury of not really caring, because they, after all, are going to the playoffs, something the Dodgers can't claim despite playing at a .616 clip since July 6.

We saw many things this season that will stick in the memory for a ...

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