Coming into Sunday’s game against the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers were looking to complete a sweep but wound up falling short in a humbling loss.
In only three innings of work, Kevin Correia allowed seven runs and gave up three home runs. Following the game, Correia expressed his disappointment with his outing and mentioned the loss was rather frustrating for him, according to OC Register’s Bill Plunkett:
This one’s going to be bother me for a while just because of the situation we’re in and I’m in,” said Correia who went from last place to first place with the trade from Minnesota. “I really wanted to have a good game today. I wanted to come out and win the game today. This one hurts more than any one I can remember in quite awhile.
Since coming to the Dodgers, Correia had pitched well enough to earn a win in each of his first two appearances. The Dodgers are Correia’s fifth team in his career and he said Sunday’s performance hurt because it happened so early in his Dodger career:
I’ve been doing this long enough to know these are inevitable. You just hope it happens in your 11th or 12th start with a new team, not your third.
Correia was hoping to provide starts for a contending team, but it appears his role will be regulated to the bullpen in the near future. With the Hyun-Jin Ryu sidelined due to a strained gluteus muscle, the Dodgers were in need of additional arms in the starting rotation.
Ryu is expected to be activated shortly after he is eligible to come off the disabled list which would coincide with Correia’s move. Once Ryu comes back, the Dodgers will field a rotation featuring Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Ryu, Dan Haren, and Roberto Hernandez.
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