De La Rosa shows flashes of brilliance

Dodgers pitcher looked great through five innings and will improve with time

Updated: July 5, 2011, 3:30 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- For five innings Monday night, we got a good look at the reason the Los Angeles Dodgers were willing to gamble on Rubby De La Rosa when they called up their top pitching prospect all the way from Double-A six weeks ago and again when they put him in their starting rotation in early June.

In the sixth, though, we got a sobering look at the inherent pitfalls of relying on a player with so little experience who really wasn't even on the radar of top organizational prospects ...

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