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Dodgers Need Milton To Last Longer

Eric Milton's first start of 2009 -- his first start in over two years -- was a short one. Milton only lasted four innings, plagued by wildness and a decline in velocity as the game went on. He allowed only two runs, but walked four batters and threw 84 pitches, only 43 for strikes.

Eric Milton

#26 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers





Aug 04, 1975

Milton knows he needs to last longer in the game in order to help the team, but is confident he will do so. After using spring training and a month and a half in Albuquerque building up his arm strength, Milton told Ken Gurnick of, "The more I threw, the stronger my arm got." He'll need a stronger arm to stay in the rotation.

Aaron Cook

#28 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies





Feb 08, 1979

Aaron Cook gets the start for the Rockies, in already his third appearance against the Dodgers this year. In the previous two starts against the Dodgers, Cook has given up 15 hits, eight walks, and eight runs in only ten innings.

Orlando Hudson extended his Dodger season-high 15-game hitting streak on Monday with two hits.

Manny Ramirez worked out at Dodger Stadium on Monday, writes Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, the first time Manny has done so since being suspended.

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