Kuroda shows his enormous potential

Right-hander, in the last year of his contract, has quite a start to 2010

Updated: April 10, 2010, 3:32 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

MIAMI -- The first two times Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who is from Japan, came to the plate Friday night at Sun Life Stadium, the gigantic scoreboard that towers over the upper deck in right field showed a photo, about three stories tall, of a smiling Chin-lung Hu, who is from Taiwan.

Of course, the longtime Dodgers infield prospect was nowhere in the vicinity, and in fact was hundreds of miles away playing for Triple-A Albuquerque in Oklahoma City.

By the time Kuroda came to ...

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