Thursday we will see Ted Lilly pitch for the first time this Spring as the Dodgers play the Angels at 12:05 p.m. Clayton Kershaw will start the game. Kersh had a bit of a rough start in his first outing last Saturday versus the White Sox when he allowed two runs on four hits over two innings of work and picked up the loss.
Ted Lilly, who has had a multitude of shoulder and neck rustiness over his two and a half seasons with the Dodgers, underwent shoulder surgery in September to repair a frayed labrum in his left shoulder. Ted Lilly is a very effective crafty lefty when he’s healthy. In fact, Lilly started off the 2012 season looking very good when he went 5-0 to begin the season. But alas, that did not last long. Lilly was only able to make eight pitching appearances for the Dodgers in 2012 before he succumbed to shoulder and neck issues.
The 37-year old pitcher is in his last contract year with the Dodgers, and it is looking more and more like he will be pitching out of the bullpen if he can have a healthy Spring.
The game Thursday will be televised on Prime Ticket and called by Vin Scully.