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John Ely AP Photo



WT: 200 lbs. HT: 6-2
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: May 13, 1986
BIRTHPLACE: Harvey, Ill.

Ely became the first Dodgers rookie in 15 years to post six straight quality starts, at one point facing 89 consecutive batters without a walk. It all fell apart thereafter, but there was no denying Elymania while it lasted. ... Highlight: Seven innings of two-hit, two-walk shutout ball in a 1-0 victory over Arizona on June 1. ... Lowlight: Back-to-back knockouts in the third inning July 5 and 10. ... Sidelight: Pitched 100 innings, allowing no homers in first 50 and 12 in the last 50.