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“FM” soundtrack week continues on Dodger Thoughts with Dan Fogelberg.

Update: Casey Blake is likely headed to the disabled list with an elbow infection. Russ Mitchell is the best bet for a callup. Tony Jackson has details at ESPNLosAngeles.com.

As a unit, James Loney, Juan Uribe, Rafael Furcal and Casey Blake have started two of the Dodgers’ first 26 games this year.

So-called backup infielder Jamey Carroll is making his 21st start of the season today, and Aaron Miles is making his 13th.

Rod Barajas is also making his 21st start today.

Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp have each played 219 2/3 of the Dodgers’ 222 2/3 innings this season. Loney has played 211 2/3 innings.

Left-field innings have been allocated thusly through Tuesday: Tony Gwynn Jr. 87 2/3, Jerry Sands 74 2/3, Marcus Thames 33, Xavier Paul 19, Jamie Hoffmann 8, Casey Blake 1/3 of an inning.

Here’s an update on Blake from Dylan Hernandez of the Times:

… Casey Blake was on the bench again, but for a different reason than the previous night.

Blake, who felt something in his left thigh Monday night, showed up to the ballpark with a grossly swollen left elbow.

“I hit something somewhere along the line,” Blake said.

Because Blake had a fever Monday night, the Dodgers feared his elbow was infected and sent him to see a doctor. Blake’s elbow was drained and he was administered antibiotics. …

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