Dodgers still in need of relief

Bullpen suffers through another poor effort in a 6-1 loss to the Mets

Updated: July 24, 2010, 9:57 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers decided to stay with an extra reliever and leave their bench a man short for at least another day or two. But what they learned in a 6-1 loss to the New York Mets before 44,626 on Friday night at Dodger Stadium was that when it comes to the bullpen, quality is far more important than quantity.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, with sizzling right-hander Vicente Padilla having given up only two runs, one of which was unearned, and more important having ...

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