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Ely's fairy-tale season takes detour

The rookie has his second straight rough outing and faces adversity for the first time

Updated: June 13, 2010, 4:36 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Suddenly, the Los Angeles Dodgers' feel-good story of the year isn't feeling so good anymore. Suddenly, rookie right-hander John Ely is pitching the way you would expect a rookie right-hander to pitch.

And in the wake of the Dodgers' latest humiliation at the hands of their big brothers from down the freeway, a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels before 52,806 on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, perhaps there is a lesson in that.

Regardless of how well Ely has pitched ...

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