04/06/2013 9:30 PM ET
Lilly's rehab is more about reps than stats
By Austin Laymance / MLB.com
LOS ANGELES -- Ted Lilly had a shaky start for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly isn't fixating on they lefty's stats just yet.
"Sounds like it was some good and some bad," Mattingly said before Saturday's game against the Pirates. "He threw some balls really well. Some balls didn't come out as good. The velocity showed a little bit of inconsistency. But overall, it was a step in the direction of being competitive. From the standpoint of progress, it was good."
Lilly allowed five runs on nine hits, including three home runs, in six innings. He struck out four and threw 77 pitches. He began the season on the disabled list, unable to get enough work in Spring Training because of the flu and a rainout. He's coming off left shoulder surgery.
Lilly is expected to make at least one more rehab outing before he's ready to start in the Major Leagues. The Dodgers will then have to find a roster spot for him. Mattingly said Lilly is not a likely candidate to go to the bullpen, where the club has already stashed starter Chris Capuano.
Crawford a victim of scoreboard malfunction
LOS ANGELES -- The new scoreboards at Dodger Stadium didn't do the Dodgers and outfielder Carl Crawford any favors in the third inning of Friday's 3-0 win over the Pirates.
With Mark Ellis at the plate, Crawford was thrown out at second base by Pittsburgh catcher Russell Martin. The count was 2-2 and Ellis took a pitch for a ball as Crawford, who reached on a fielder's choice, took off toward second. Crawford slowed down as he approached the bag, believing Ellis had walked, and was tagged out.
According to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, first-base umpire Gerry Davis told Crawford it was a full count. The right field scoreboard did not display the count at the time due to a malfunction.
"The umpire at first told him it was 3-2," Mattingly said after the game. "That's when the board wasn't working or something. So the umpire at first basically apologized to me. He looked over and said it was his fault. It's amazing how we rely on those scoreboards."
It was the second time Crawford was caught stealing in four games to open the season. He was thrown out trying to steal third by Giants catcher Buster Posey in the first inning on Opening Day in a 4-0 victory.
Flu forces Jarrin to take rare break
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers Spanish-language radio broadcaster Jaime Jarrin was out on Saturday night and will miss the next two games due to the flu.
Jarrin, in his 55th season, was recognized by the Hall of Fame in 1998. From 1962-84, Jarrin did not miss a game and announced 4,000 consecutive games over 22 seasons.
Jarrin is expected to return to the broadcast booth on Tuesday when the Dodgers open a three-game series at San Diego.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.