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Spring Training Game #16: Jorge De La Rosa vs Eric Milton

In a sign of how big a player he is, after spending all winter reading about his non-negotiaitons with the Dodgers, today we get even more useless info from the media as Manny Ramirez makes his 2009 Spring debut in the field.

Eric Milton

#26 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers





Aug 04, 1975

Frankly, I'm more curious about what's going on with the Dodgers pitching staff. At the front end of their rotation, Chad Billingsley I'm sure is grateful that Mannymania overshadowed his poor start from a couple of days ago, and today the Dodgers trot out one or more of their contenders for the bottom of that staff. Some places have today's starter for them being Milton, others say Claudio Vargas, regardless we should be getting a look at how vulnerable they could be at the back end this season. I hope our bats are ready to take advantage of the situation.

Jorge De La Rosa

#29 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies





Apr 05, 1981

Of course, all of this will be a moot point if our own rotation doesn't show some life in the fourth and fifth slots, and for this we're counting on a productive Jorge de la Rosa. I don't put much stock at all in Spring performances, and I do believe that JDLR's struggles are being, I don't want to say exaggerated, but perhaps overly emphasized. That said, I think it's important that he shows at some point that he's still capable of the types of performances he put in the latter half of last season.

Here is the Dodgers lineup:

  1. 5 Rafael Furcal (S) SS

  2. 30 Orlando Hudson (S) 2B

  3. 99 Manny Ramirez LF

  4. 55 Russell Martin DH

  5. 23 Casey Blake 3B

  6. 5 Mark Loretta 1B

  7. 27 Matt Kemp CF

  8. 12 Brad Ausmus C

  9. 75 Xavier Paul (L) RF

And here are your Rockies:

  1. RF Scott Podsednik
  2. CF Ryan Spilborghs
  3. LF Seth Smith
  4. DH Joe Koshansky
  5. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  6. 1B Dan Ortmeier
  7. 3B Omar Quintanilla
  8. 2B Eric Young
  9. C Sal Fasano

Here's the Gameday Link.