In a season that ranks among the worst in Dodger history, the news that Rubby De La Rosa has injured the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of his pitching elbow has dumped a little more rain on the 2011 parade. He will have Tommy John surgery which means that we may not see him pitch again until spring training or later in 2013.
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This adds another victim to the string of never-ending injuries that have plagued the Dodgers this year. Couple that with the general inability to deliver with runners in scoring position on top of the pathetic attempts of Frank McCourt to stay in control. It seems that the rain never goes away.
The stellar performances of Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp have provided the only glimpses of blue sky in an otherwise stormy season.
We can only hope that that the deluge will wash away McCourt and Ned Colletti. Hopefully the rains of 2011 will provide nourishment for the flowers we hope will bloom in 2012.
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This Day in Dodgers History
On August 2, 1938 – As an experiment, bright yellow baseballs are used in the first game of a doubleheader. The teams go back to the traditional white ball in the nightcap as the Dodgers swept the twin bill from the Cardinals, 6-2 and 9-3.