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Dodgers: Tony Cingrani Departs With Apparent Discomfort



It was a night to forget in Pittsburgh for Los Angeles. Despite making several attempts at a comeback, the Dodgers fell 11-9 to the Pirates. Tony Cingrani pitched in this game carried by the bullpen, but only for six pitches.

Cingrani looked visibly out of rhythm and was pulled very quickly. The original reason for the early exit was cited as a concern over low velocity. Cingrani made a brief trip to the disabled list earlier in the season after a bout of “dead arm” he experienced. It was officially noted as left shoulder inflammation.

If he has to miss any extended period of time, that could be an issue for a Dodgers bullpen that took a beating on Wednesday night. Overall, the relievers allowed seven runs on eight hits in their 6 1/3 innings of work.

Perhaps Pedro Baez will not be gone for long.

Analysis

We will have to wait what the diagnosis is for Cingrani is, but it does not look great. Especially considering this is the second time this year he has experienced a noticeable dip in velocity. Perhaps the front office will finally consider outside options for their bullpen.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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