Jon Weisman of ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dodger Thoughts blog
offers a player-by-player look at some of the key members,
best stories and biggest disappointments of the Dodgers' season.

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WT: 190 lbs. HT: 6-1
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: Feb. 10, 1975
BIRTHPLACE: Osaka, Japan

Injuries limited him to 117⅓ innings in 2009, but Kuroda didn't miss a scheduled start in 2010. He struck out 7.3 batters per nine innings and went at least five innings in 28 outings. ... Highlight: Took a no-hitter into the eighth against Philadelphia on Aug. 30, en route to a 3-0 win. ... Lowlight: From June 26 to July 7, allowed 14 runs in 14 innings. ... Sidelight: His .036 batting average is the second-lowest in team history (minimum 50 PAs.) behind Roger Craig's .016 in 1956.

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SPLITS G IP BB SO W L WHIP ERA
Career 210 1304.1 292 970 78 79 1.183.46