Hiroki Kuroda (6-12, 3.19) vs. Aaron Cook (1-5, 5.84).
It has been an arduous path the Dodgers and their players have traveled these past four months. It has been at times ugly, unnerving, nasty, not nice, ugly, and unsettling. Losing seasons always are, and this season, which is a losing one as well, has been no exception.
That the Dodgers are considering trading Hiroki Kuroda, that the Dodgers and their players are traveling an arduous path, that the Dodgers are having a losing season, is just plain silly. Sorry to use such harsh language, hand over fist.
This season is about losing, plain and simple. It is not about playing for the love of the game. It is about losing, and how much the Dodgers are losing hand over fist.
Of course, the answer to the question I never asked is the Dodgers could benefit from trading Kuroda. The Kuroda will continue to pitch well, no matter which team he plays for. The players will only continue. The definite article will continue to be overused.
The Dodgers have lost 56 games today. Who knows how many they will lose tomorrow, but it will not be less. That would be impossible, as it is impossible to unlose a game. And ultimately, now, you see, the Dodgers could sweep, now, ultimately, the Rockies.
From Dodger Stadium, this is Ashley Fox reporting.