I'd reckon so. This is his first full season in the Majors and Mike Lieberthal rarely starts in his place for one of the weekend games. Martin has become that essential to the Dodger offense it seems, but the offensive woes are also derived from the fact that the team as a whole has slumped. Pierre and Furcal have struggled to get on base as frequently as desired, Kent has been in and out with nagging injuries, Nomar's pop is down considerably, and it's still a learning experience for Ethier, Kemp, and Loney. It doesn't help matters when he takes the opportunity to steal bases and opposing teams are frequently testing his arm knowing that he's prone to making errant throws to 2B.