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FOXSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal dishes the latest from the National League. How will the Mets deal with the loss of Carlos Delgado?
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Order lot of Randy Sparage we're talkin' baseball for that we bring in foxsports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal and gave the Mets will be without Carlos Delgado the next couple of months he's been placed on the DL after having hip surgery. That's with a Matt Smith his bat -- lineup. Well there's no question they're going to miss Carlos Delgado. 38 home runs 113. RBI -- he's. This season 23 RBIs in 26 game. -- -- -- significant numbers numbers that are not easily replaced. But they're going to go with Daniel Murphy at first base along with Fernando Tatis. Is that Gary Sheffield and Jeremy -- to alternate left field. And they believe that Ryan Church will start hitting as well. But ultimately they could -- opposite issues. And ultimately at the deadline. If they are not convinced that Delgado was going to come back from the close to his old self. If they're just concerned in general about their offense they need to go get a. The Dodgers haven't missed a beat since losing Manny -- -- about the biggest division lead in baseball. How LA get it done. There offense remains very good even without Manny they are second in the nationally runs per game second only the -- But the biggest surprise the Dodgers is their starting pitcher. Even without Hiroki Kuroda would sit on the DL for most of the year they lead the National League rotation era. Obviously Chad Billingsley and Randy Wolf promote responsible. Or -- quite -- time. For the Dodgers -- even gotten good work out of Eric -- and Jeff Weaver. They patched it together quite nicely. All that it when you look at the Dodgers had their run differential being the best in the National League. Have to account for as well the rest of that division which in a word that. Colorado continues to struggle as manager Clint Hurdle in trouble. This hurdle got a vote of confidence from one of the owners the month for about ten days ago general manager -- no doubt also has showed his support. But obviously it Iraqis continue playing the way their weight which is not very well at all in any phase of the game. And they're going to have to make a move. -- understand that the entire organization understands that. At some point they have asked. Why on our players responding. To the manager and at the answer is well we don't know we can't figure that out. -- now alone could signify its time for change. -- K thanks -- and sign for more baseball videos make tricky lie about a foxsports.com. Ken Rosenthal I'm ready Sparage -- look at.