If you've caught a Los Angeles Dodgers game this season, you've undoubtedly noticed the struggles the team is going through trying to pitch their way to victory.
The Dodgers are near the top of the Major Leagues in runs scored, and yet they are still playing sub-.500 ball.
The "Boys in Blue" sorely miss their mainstays in the bullpen. Hong-Chih Kuo is still out with shoulder problems but is due back in the next week. Cory Wade's ability to eat up innings in relief of exhausted starters has never been more missed than now, as only Hiroki Kuroda has lasted more than seven innings starting a game—Kuroda has done it twice.
Ronald Belisario has struggled in vein thus far to escape complications with his Visa and there is still no timetable for his return.
With the high ERA and low inning stats coming out of the bullpen, pressure will surely be mounting on the Dodgers' front office and manager Joe Torre to make decisions regarding the appearance of left field beyond the fence.
Relievers on the major league roster could turn into starters—warming up the seats in the 'pen for new faces as coming in to take their slots.
Therefore, here are five pitchers that deserve a second look.