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The Dodgers Are a Little Fucked

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James Loney was a star pitcher in his high school in Houston. In his senior year of high school, he went 12-1 with 120 strikeouts in 69 innings pitched.

More than once this season, he has been willing to pitch if asked.

As unlikely as that may have seemed a few weeks ago, it looks like it could be a distinct possibility now.

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In the fifth inning in Wednesday’s night 2-1 loss to the Astros, Prozac came out of the game with a strained left groin. Apparently he originally strained it when he pitched one inning of emergency relief Sunday afternoon against the Mets. He’ll go in for an MRI Thursday. Let’s hope it’s not serious.

If it’s serious, the Dodgers are fucked now.

Maybe some of the young Dodger’s pitchers can step up a la Chad Billingsley. But with the status of the bullpen, and three starting pitchers injured it makes it hard to believe this can happen.

It seems like lately all I’ve been harping about is the Dodger’s pitching. But right now it is the obvious deficiency in this Dodger’s team.

The trading deadline is Tuesday. Let’s hope that Ned Colletti will pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat and get us some pitching.

And one more thing. Can someone strap Russell Martin down on one of the training tables so he can rest for a game or two? It’s more than obvious he is tired – he’s pulling the bat in all of his at bats which explains the slump he’s in. We will really need him in September, so Grady I beg you. Even if you have to do it by force, sit him down!

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