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Ted Lilly exits start with stiffness on left side of neck

Aug 20, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT

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From Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times comes word that Dodgers starter Ted Lilly had to be removed from Saturday’s game against the Rockies due to stiffness on the left side of his neck.

Lilly told reporters that he has been bothered by the neck discomfort since sleeping awkwardly a few days ago in Milwaukee. The pain got worse and worse as Saturday’s start rolled on, and he departed with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning. The veteran southpaw allowed three earned runs on three hits, striking out five but issuing three walks.

The Dodgers are hopeful that Lilly will feel well enough to make his next scheduled start.

Lilly, 35, has posted a 4.58 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 117/35 K/BB ratio through 149 1/3 innings this season.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 20, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Must be spreading. Jose Bautista was scratched tonight because of a sore neck.

  2. jeffbbf - Aug 21, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Really…how do you know that you “slept awkwardly”? Do you wake up with your head up your ass and think…”well, *that* was awkward”

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