Kuroda's bad outing just the start

Awful Game 3 showing by righty puts Dodgers' rotation in turmoil for rest of NLCS

Originally Published: October 18, 2009
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

PHILADELPHIA -- Soon after facing two large sets of media -- the first from Japan and the second from the United States -- Hiroki Kuroda walked to the Dodgers' clubhouse after answering the final question, puffed his cheeks and exhaled. Trapped by a phalanx of reporters, Kuroda appeared almost as if he had just endured an interrogation.

The crime was simple: Kuroda -- who allowed six runs in just 1 1/3 innings, the shortest outing of his major league career -- was guilty of throwing the ...

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