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Dodgers running out of options

With Vicente Padilla's recent downward spiral, L.A. has little left to rely on

Updated: August 15, 2010, 9:16 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ATLANTA -- At a point when it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers' season isn't circling the drain, the club appears to be running out of things to rely on. That much became disturbingly clear fairly quickly on Sunday, long before the colossal indignity of a 13-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves in front of 28,105 at Turner Field finally came to a merciful end.

Vicente Padilla, the veteran right-hander who had been the Dodgers' best, most consistent starting ...

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