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.

Vicente Padilla US Presswire

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WT: 220 lbs. HT: 6-2
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: Sept. 27, 1977
BIRTHPLACE: Chinandega, Nicaragua

His selection by Joe Torre as Opening Day starter got the season off to a sour note. Soon, he was on the DL for two months. The biggest surprise was that he came back and, over an eight-start stretch, posted a 1.32 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 54⅔ innings. ... Highlight: A two-hit shutout over the Padres on Aug. 4. ... Lowlight: Seven runs surrendered in 4⅓ innings in the 11-5 Opening Day loss to Pittsburgh. ... Sidelight: Notched seven hit batters, or one every 13.5 innings.

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SPLITS G IP BB SO W L SV WHIP ERA
Career 386 1571.1 551 1121 108 91 6 1.384.32