Masterful on the mound

With his nerve problem corrected, Vicente Padilla is having a career year

Updated: July 7, 2010, 10:45 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- After the latest in a string of masterful performances since returning from the disabled list, this one carrying the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the Florida Marlins on Tuesday, right-hander Vicente Padilla admitted that the nerve problem at the top of his right elbow was bothering him even before it landed him on the shelf April 24 and that it was a factor in the four lackluster starts he made before the injury sidelined him for almost two months.

"I wasn't ...

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