Kuroda consistent despite loss

The rest of the Dodgers' pitching rotation has experienced too many ups and downs

Updated: June 21, 2010, 12:17 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

BOSTON -- If you take this roller coaster of a season for the Dodgers in its entirety, you can at least make the case that Hiroki Kuroda has been their best starting pitcher since Opening Day.

Clayton Kershaw struggled in the beginning before turning into an ace over the past six weeks, Chad Billingsley and Vicente Padilla have both logged time on the disabled list and John Ely and Carlos Monasterios have pitched lately like exactly what they are: a pair of rookies who were forced into ...

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