Lilly goes six innings in Triple-A rehab start

SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers lefty Ted Lilly pitched six innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday night.

With the Isotopes committing three errors behind him, Lilly was charged with six runs (five earned) on eight hits (one homer) with one walk and five strikeouts. He made 90 pitches.

Lilly, who began the season on the disabled list, also made a rehab start last week with Class A Rancho Cucamonga and threw 77 pitches.

Coming off last year's shoulder surgery, Lilly has needed the extra preparation time because he lacked the arm strength to start in the Major Leagues after a Spring Training in which he missed a start with the flu and had another rained out.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.