Don Mattingly's frustration seemed to center on right-hander Chad Billingsley, who struggled for the third consecutive start.
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled right-hander John Ely and infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr., both from Triple-A Albuquerque, before Saturday's game with the Cincinnati Reds.
Again the Dodgers lost Rafael Furcal to injury, leaving them punchless.
The Dodgers are expected to activate Vicente Padilla off the disabled before Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds, and infielder Juan Uribe could return soon as well.
Frank Robinson, the Hall of Fame outfielder who now works as a senior vice president for Major League Baseball, was transported to the hospital after experiencing dizziness and an irregular heartbeat on Thursday morning. He's since been released.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda said Wednesday that he was notified last week of the condition of Sparky Anderson, his close friend and fellow Hall of Fame manager.
In the absences of Manny Ramirez this season, the heart of the Dodgers' order has failed to produced the way it did in 2009.
In a season when veteran leadership has lacked, Casey Blake tries to step up.
Manny Ramirez didn't do anything at the plate, but his return still sparks Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers apparently were ready to activate Manny Ramirez from the disabled list because his name was listed in the starting lineup on a card hours before Saturday's game vs. Cincinnati.
There's no good reason for the Dodgers to wait on activating Manny Ramirez.
There's a chance Manny Ramirez could be activated by the Los Angeles Dodgers for Saturday's game against the Reds, but Tuesday in Milwaukee is more likely.
How will Boston fans welcome back Manny Ramirez?
Los Angeles Dodgers placed shortstop Rafael Furcal on the bereavement/family emergency list before Thursday's series finale with the Cincinnati Reds.
Dodgers manager Joe Torre said reliever Travis Schlicting's stay with the team could be short since Vicente Padilla is soon to come off the disabled list.
The Dodgers' Rafael Furcal shows he's finally feeling like his old self.