Dodgers' lack of pitching depth evident

Monasterios throws decently in first start, but it shows L.A. has few places to turn

Updated: May 2, 2010, 3:50 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Carlos Monasterios' first major-league start wasn't a disaster by any stretch. In fact, if the ultimate measuring stick is the result -- the Dodgers won their second game in a row on Saturday night, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 before 40,483 at Dodger Stadium -- it was a success.

But it also underscored the fact that the Dodgers, whose starting rotation is underwhelming even when it is fully healthy, don't really have anywhere to turn when it isn't.

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