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Dodgers Can't Catch the Marlins

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In his last two starts, Dodgers’ starter John Ely rebounded from what was an awful June up to that point going seven innings each and giving up one earned run in each game. The Florida Marlins paid no mind to it and rocked Ely (4-6) to the tune of six runs in 2 2/3 innings and the loss - a deficit too much to overcome for the Dodgers in their 6-5 loss.

Ely was bad from the start. Back to back singles by Chris Coghlan and Gaby Sanchez; Hanley Ramirez hitting a sacrifice fly to right field to score Coghlan; a comebacker by Dan Uggla that deflected off of Ely and squirted to shallow right field; a Cody Ross grounder that scored Sanchez; an uncharacteristic walk to Wes Helms. He finally got Ronny Paulino to ground out to end the first inning and escape with only two runs to his name.

“I felt ready to go,” Ely said on coming out of the pen before the game. “I felt like I executed some good pitches. That’s the way it goes sometimes.”