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Carlos Monasterios makes early exit

The young fill-in for an injured Vicente Padilla expectedly struggled on the mound

Updated: September 1, 2010, 10:17 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It is only due to circumstance that Carlos Monasterios is pitching in the major leagues this season, and that he was starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night, in a game the Dodgers probably had to win in order to keep their fading playoff hopes alive.

So when Monasterios failed to go more than two-plus innings and wound up on the hook for the Dodgers' 8-4 loss to the Phillies before 45,164 at Dodger Stadium, it was hard to ...

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