The defeat capped off a very underwhelming homestand in which Los Angeles went 4-6 to drop their overall record to 14-12. Excluding the two wins against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, the Dodgers broke even in April.
For a team with legitimate championship aspirations, it was definitely not the start everyone in the organization had in mind. Still, it could have been worse. As the Boys in Blue head out on a nine-game road trip to begin the month of May, they can garner encouragement from their 6-3 road record in April.
On paper, the Dodgers look like a team that should be leading the National League West. At the very least, they should not be looking up at the Rockies. Instead, the Dodgers find themselves in third place behind Colorado and San Francisco at the start of this week's interleague series against the Minnesota Twins.
Why have the star-studded Dodgers been unable to separate themselves from the pack? Well, while some players are living up to their name and contract, others are not. The following slides examine the Dodgers' biggest winners and losers from the first month of the season.