Friday, May 03, 2013

Return Of Magill?

Matt Magill went 6.2 innings against the Brewers in his last start, his major league debut, yielding two runs on four hits and striking out seven.

Ted Lilly went 3.0 innings against the Rockies in his last start, his 2013 debut, yielding five runs (four earned) on eight hits, striking out two. Lilly needed 22 pitches to get the first out of the game, having already yielded four runs when out #1 finally came.

Magill's pitch speed was often in the low 90's, topping out at 93, consistently throughout his start. Lilly topped out at 87 mph.

So the Dodgers might indeed be thinking that Magill might be a better option on Saturday. What an epiphany:

LOS ANGELES -- After an impressive Major League debut, Dodgers right-hander Matt Magill could take the mound again Saturday if Ted Lilly is unable to make his scheduled start against the Giants.

Lilly had an injection in his right rib cage Tuesday after he experienced discomfort in his start against the Rockies on Monday. The left-hander lasted just three innings and allowed five runs on eight hits.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Lilly's status for Saturday was "still kind of up in the air."

"If it's not him it would be Magill," Mattingly said.

Lilly didn't look right on Monday night (at least to the Dodgers; I am sure the Rockies were quite satisfied). It might be much to ask Magill to make his second MLB start up in San Francisco on Saturday, but it sure seems like a better option to me.


Steve Sax said...

I needs me a GT