Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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For 15 months, Don Mattingly has made the most of his resources during a transitional Dodger phase, easing the evolution of a team awash in off-the field issues into a competitive, late-surging team in 2011 before emerging as an outright divisional contender this spring. Los Angeles is 125-112 overall in Mattingly's tenure and 68-43 on their last 111 games dating back to August 2. His current resources will be stretched taut after a 1-8 roadtrip that ended in disorder with his team being shut out three straight games in San Francisco and middle-of-the-order hitter Andre Ethier suffering what was reported to be a left oblique injury by broadcaster Vin Scully on Fox Sports West after sliding awkwardly into second based while unsuccessfully trying to break up a double play in the first inning. With the extent of Ethier's injury not yet known, Mattingly is hoping he won't have to deal with another significant hole alongside that of reigning that of MVP runner-up Matt Kemp, whose return...
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