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Back to reality for Ely

Updated: June 17, 2010, 11:04 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

CINCINNATI -- What is the difference between John Ely the rookie sensation and John Ely the work in progress? What happened between May, when the promising right-hander played a small but significant role in the turnaround of the Los Angeles Dodgers' season, and June, when he hit a wall?

And finally, how did Ely end up where he was on Thursday, on the hook for a 7-1 shellacking by the Cincinnati Reds before 25,585 at Great American Ball Park, a game in which he issued three walks that led ...

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