Ted Lilly walked one in seven innings in his first start of the season last Saturday.
The Dodgers have just seven quality starts in 13 games, but six of those have come in the last nine games. After Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang each issued 10 free passes in weekend starts in San Diego, Dodgers starting pitchers have been stingy with the walk.
|Apr 10||Clayton Kershaw||Pit||7.0||4||1||1||0||7|
|Apr 11||Chad Billingsley||Pit||6.0||5||1||1||0||4|
|Apr 12||Chris Capuano||Pit||5.1||6||2||2||0||7|
|Apr 13||Aaron Harang||SD||6.1||4||4||4||2||13|
|Apr 14||Ted Lilly||SD||7.0||2||1||0||1||4|
|Apr 15||Clayton Kershaw
|Apr 17||Chad Billingsley||@ Mil||6.0||5||2||2||0||2|
|Apr 18||Chris Capuano||@ Mil||6.0||6||2||2||2||4|
||Aaron Harang||@ Mil||6.0||8||3||3||1||4|
|Totals: 4-0, 2.95 ERA||55.0||48||20||18||9||48|
That's nine walks in the last nine starts by Dodgers starting pitchers.
Relief pitcher Angel Guzman, listed by the MLB press release as on the Triple A Albuquerque roster though he never showed up in Albuquerque, was suspended Friday for 50 games for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a "drug of abuse."
Guzman, the former Cub who missed all of 2010 after shoulder surgery, signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on December 9, and was 1-0 in 5 1/3 scoreless innings during spring training, with a walk and two strikeouts.
Dee Gordon, hitting .192/.263/.231 through 13 games and is in the midst of a 6-for-38 slump, gets a night off Friday against the southpaw Happ. Justin Sellers starts at shortstop in place of Gordon and bats leadoff.
Game Time: 5:05 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket, MLB Network