NEW YORK — Pitcher Zach Lee, the Dodgers’ first-round draft pick in 2010 who was enjoying an outstanding season at Triple-A, will be recalled to start tonight’s game against the Mets at Citi Field.
Lee has only spent one day on the Dodgers’ active roster, last Saturday in Washington D.C. when teams were allowed to carry 26 players for one game. Lee didn’t pitch and returned to Oklahoma City the next day.
In 12 starts at Triple-A, Lee was 7-3 with a 2.36 ERA. He last pitched on Monday, July 20, allowing two runs on four hits in 7.0 innings and has combined to go 9-3 with a 2.29 ERA, a .227 opponents’ batting average and a 1.00 WHIP in 14 minor league appearances this year with Oklahoma City, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers.
A corresponding roster move will be announced later.
NEW YORK — So, who’s pitching for the Dodgers this weekend?
Like an intriguing Facebook relationship status, it’s complicated.
Either Zack Greinke or another internal candidate, maybe Triple-A right-hander Zach Lee, will start Saturday. Either Greinke, the mystery man or Brett Anderson will start Sunday.
“We don’t know at this point what we’re going to do,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
Outside of the All-Star Game, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke hasn’t allowed a run in his last 43 2/3 innings on the mound. (Associated Press photo)
NEW YORK — Zack Greinke
was placed on the paternity list by the Dodgers as expected Friday, one day after the pitcher flew to Los Angeles for the birth of his first child.
Emily Greinke delivered a boy, Bode Nicholas Greinke, on Thursday night.
Greinke can stay on the paternity list for up to three days. It’s still possible that he would be able to fly back in time to start Saturday against the Mets at Citi Field. Officially Saturday’s starter is listed as “TBA.” Zach Lee is scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday and is the favorite to start if Greinke can’t.
Greinke, who hasn’t allowed a run in his last 43 ⅔ innings, could also start Sunday. If not, Brett Anderson will attempt to pitch five days after he injured his ankle in Washington D.C.
In the meantime, right-handed reliever Josh Ravin has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City for the third time this season. He’s 2-1 with a 6.43 earned-run average in seven innings pitched out of the Dodgers’ bullpen.