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Usually, if one or two of us have a bad game, the rest can pick up the slack.
That left the likes of midfielder Ned Grabavoy, who hadn't played in almost a year, and rookie defender Troy Roberts to pick up the slack.
There have been a lot of people stepping up and helping pick up the slack.
LAKE ELSINORE - Even the California League's most productive offense won't always be able to pick up the slack for shaky starting pitching, a point illustrated Tuesday in the JetHawks' 4-2 loss to the Lake Elsinore Storm in front of 1,386 at the Diamond.