Just when you think this kid can't pitch any better, he comes out and throws another gem. With his 7 shutout innings, Ely lowered his E.R.A. to 2.54, and his opponents batting average to .208. I can not say how impressed I am with this kids makeup. He does not possess over powering stuff, but has excellent control of all his pitches. Ely hasn't benefited from a great deal of run support either. The Dodgers lost his last start 1-0 in Chicago, and earned a walk-off 1-0 win last night on a Matt Kemp HR. So, that is basically zero runs of support while pitching in the last two outings. A normal rookie might crack under that pressure, but this kid just keeps going out there, and getting outs, keeping his team in the game. There is no way, this kid is optioned back down. He will be a fixture in this rotation for the remainder of the season.