Mattingly unhappy Lilly stayed mum on back pain

LOS ANGELES -- When Ted Lilly started feeling some tightness in his back the day after his April 24 start in New York, he kept it to himself. The first time he mentioned it to Los ANgeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly or the team's training staff was when the pain came back during Monday night's start.

That didn't sit well with Mattingly the next day.

Lilly lasted just three innings in the Dodgers' 12-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. His short outing left the Dodgers' bullpen depleted enough that the team had to use utility man Skip Schumaker to pitch the ninth inning, then call up long reliever Javy Guerra from Triple-A Albuquerque the next day.

"If we would have known about that, we could have made plans to have a guy here who was extended and not had to take a chance of having it, in a sense, affect tonight's game," Mattingly said. "Let us make some plans and give us a chance to win. That part's a little frustrating."

Lilly, 37, was examined Tuesday and could still be headed for the 15-day disabled list. Even if he's not, the Dodgers might go with rookie Matt Magill to pitch Saturday's game in San Francisco. To make room on the roster for Guerra, the Dodgers optioned Josh Wall to Albuquerque. Wall gave up seven earned runs in two innings after Lilly left the game, his ERA ballooning to 18.00.

Here are lineups for Tuesday's game:


1. Dexter Fowler CF

2. Josh Rutledge 2B

3. Carlos Gonzalez LF

4. Michael Cuddyer RF

5. Jordan Pacheco 1B

6. Nolan Arenado 3B

7. Yorvit Torrealba C

8. Jonathan Herrera SS

9. Jorge De La Rosa LHP


1. Jerry Hairston Jr. LF

2. Nick Punto 2B

3. Matt Kemp CF

4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B

5. Hanley Ramirez SS

6. Andre Ethier RF

7. A.J. Ellis C

8. Juan Uribe 3B

9. Hyun-Jin Ryu LHP