Martin has started 62 of the Dodgers' 68 games this year. He said he's fallen into a typical bad habit of pulling off pitches in recent games."Every year, you go through the ups and downs of a season, and there's times when you feel you have energy and times when you feel you lack a little energy, and that's just the way it is," he said. "When I go through this, it's usually because I'm pulling off a touch. I just need to relax and simplify it. So, I just try to go the other way. That's how I get out of it." Martin hit four homers in the last six games of the recent trip, but he hasn't had an extra-base hit since June 4. That didn't stop TV's Extra from naming Martin one of "America's Most Eligible Bachelors." He will be featured in an upcoming Sports Illustrated article and on ESPN.com and has been the focal point of a MySpace page and YouTube video. Most recently, Martin has been featured on billboards throughout the Los Angeles area and on All-Star campaign t-shirts and stickers distributed throughout Dodger Stadium. Martin said he expects 30-40 family members and friends to make the five- to six-hour drive from his hometown of Montreal to see him play in Toronto. More lineup news: First baseman Nomar Garciaparra, second baseman Jeff Kent and right fielder Matt Kemp returned to Sunday's lineup after not starting on Saturday. Garciaparra has one home run, hit two months ago, is hitting .191 on the homestand and his .272 average is a five-week low. Kent has one home run in the last three weeks and is hitting .195 with three RBIs this month. Injury update: Yhency Brazoban will have his sore shoulder examined on Monday. He has been on the DL since June 1 with a shoulder strain, having made only four appearances after missing a year with Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery. Chat with Tommy: Dodgers special advisor to the chairman and Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda will host a live web chat on Tuesday at 2 p.m. PT on www.dodgers.com, becoming the 11th Dodgers player, coach or executive to host a chat with the fans in 2007. Coming up: The Dodgers fly to Canada on Monday and open a three-game series in Toronto on Tuesday night, with Brad Penny (8-1, 2.18 ERA) opposing the Blue Jays' Dustin McGowan (3-2, 4.78) at Rogers Centre.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.