Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 10/13/14
SAN FRANCISCO The Ricky Nolasco the Dodgers acquired from the Miami Marlins in July no longer resembles the Nolasco the Dodgers have seen over his past three starts. That's not good news. Nolasco is tentatively scheduled to be the team's No. 4 starter in the playoffs behind Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu, but he's hit a rut that just doesn't want to end. In the Dodgers' 6-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, Nolasco didn't get out of the sixth inning and took the loss. After starting 8-1 with a 1.89 ERA following the July 6 trade with Miami, he's 0-2 in his past three starts and has allowed 24 hits and 17 earned runs in 12 innings, a 12.75 ERA. "I just feel like I'm not catching a couple of breaks here and there that can change the game," he said. "I still feel good (and) feel like I'm making good pitches. I'm just getting burned on some things here and there." Dodgers manager Don Mattingly...
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