Dodgers President Stan Kasten defends manager Don Mattingly

Scott Cunningham

The Dodgers President voices his support for the team's manager after Mattingly criticizes the team's play

Dodgers President Stan Kasten voiced his support for manager Don Mattingly after the Dodger’s skipper criticized the team’s lackluster play prior to Wednesday’s game, reports Austin Laymance of MLB.com.

The Dodgers are currently in last place in the NL West with a record of 19-27. They have been awful in the month of May, with a record of 6-14 for the month. Their offense has been the main issue thus far. The Dodgers have scored the second fewest number of runs of any team in baseball. Power has been the central issue. Their .685 OPS ranks 26th in the game and that is largely because their .360 slugging percentage is worse than anyone else except for the Marlins. They have hit just 31 home runs and their 61 doubles is lowest total of any team.

Kasten also said he does not believe that Mattingly’s job is currently in danger, but he did imply that if things do not turnaround, the manager could be in trouble:

“I like the staff that we have. I do expect us to succeed this year. I do expect this to turn around, and because of that I expect Donnie to be here for a long time. I understand there's another side to that, if things don't go well. I don't look at things that way. I choose to believe we're going to be fine, and that means the manager and everyone else will be fine."

The Dodgers returned home last night after a six-game road trip, but the homecoming didn’t help them get back to winning as Lance Lynn and the Cardinals shut them out. They have two more games against the National League’s top team before hosting their cross-town rivals, the Angels, for two games and then heading to Anaheim for two more.

More from MLB DD

MLB Scores and More: 5/25

Chase Utley to disabled list

World Series of the Week: Indians vs. Red Sox

Wheeler promotion coming soon

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker