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Dodgers Anemic Against Vazquez

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Dodgers manager Joe Torre called a meeting after today’s 8-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves (58-54).

“I just wanted to give them my perspective on where we are,” said Torre, “how we haven’t really been playing well for a period of time and how we’re still controlling our own destiny.”

The Dodgers (67-45) haven’t been playing well falling to 2-5 on the homestand.

“Every team goes through stretches like this,” catcher Russell Martin said after the game. “I’m sure we’ll pick it up. We’ve got what it takes - we’ve got the arsenal.”

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The Dodgers offense was stymied by Braves starter Javier Vazquez (10-7) who went eight innings giving up a run on five hits and two walks with a strikeout. Despite the Dodgers getting on base for every inning except the first and third innings, he kept the Dodgers down.

“[Javier Vazquez] did a great job today,” Torre said. “He may bend a little bit, but he doesn’t break. He’s a tough kid.”