by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Dodgers right-hander Matt Magill turned in a decent start but endured some command issues as he failed to factor into the decision Friday night against the Marlins.
Magill, who made his third start of the season, blew a 3-0 lead as he surrendered a three-run home run to Derek Dietrich in the fourth for his only damage of the night. He was charged with three runs and three hits over five innings of work in a 5-4 defeat. He walked four and struck out two in 93 pitches, 52 strikes.
Magill has allowed 10 runs through his first 13 innings of work in the majors. He is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday at home against the Nationals. He has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his first two outings at home.
Matt Magill to make next start vs. Miami
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is expected to use right-hander Matt Magill for at least one more start Friday night, according to MLB.com.
Magill was roughed up for five runs and six hits over 1 1/3 innings Saturday night against the Giants. Mattingly had the choice to skip Magill in the rotation, especially with an off day Thursday. Instead, he will roll with the 23-year-old for Friday's series opener against the Marlins to give his rotation an extra day of rest.
"He's an easy guy to trust," Mattingly said. "A kid like him stays calm, he keeps working. He had the same demeanor that he had after his last time out. You get a good feeling with him."
Magill is 1-0 with a 7.88 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP through his first two starts in the majors.
Matt Magill takes a step back vs. Giants
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) After making a great impression in his first big-league start, Dodgers right-hander Matt Magill took a step back in his second start of the season Saturday night against the Giants.
Magill did not last long as he allowed three runs in the first, including a two-run ground-rule double to Buster Posey. He then surrendered two runs in the second before his night was over. The 23-year-old allowed five runs and six hits over 1 1/3 innings but did not factor into the decision. He walked four and struck out two in 63 pitches, 38 strikes.
With Ted Lilly on the disabled list, Magill is expected to start Friday at home against the Marlins.
Matt Magill set to make second start Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) With Ted Lilly on the disabled list, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will roll with right-hander Matt Magill for Saturday's start against the Giants.
Magill surrendered two runs in 6 2/3 innings of work in his major-league debut against the Brewers on April 27. He has yet to make an appearance since his debut.
Matt Magill likely to replace Ted Lilly again
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com on Wednesday that Ted Lilly's status for Saturday's start against the Giants was "still kind of up in the air."
Lilly, who received a cortisone injection in his right ribcage Tuesday, would have to throw a bullpen session before Saturday to be a candidate to start. If he's unable to go, Matt Magill will likely replace the left-hander.
"If it's not him it would be Magill," Mattingly said.
Magill allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in his major-league debut against the Brewers last week.
"He's a guy that just seems to be under control," Mattingly said. "He's a guy that you can just see his precision really in his work. He's been a guy that has to locate. He's kind of constantly getting better. A couple years ago, we didn't hear very much about Matt Magill. He just started to get on the radar. He just keeps working and getting better."
Dodgers pleased with Matt Magill
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Tasked as an emergency starter for Saturday's game against Milwaukee, Dodgers pitcher Matt Magill proved to be up for the challenge and made a lasting impression on his skipper. Magill, who had made just four starts above the Double-A level prior to his MLB debut, served as Los Angeles' ninth starting pitcher in its first 23 games.
The right-hander was tagged for two runs in the third inning before holding the Brewers scoreless over his final 3 2/3 innings to finish with a no-decision. He also upheld his solid strikeout form from the minors and fanned seven batters over his 6 2/3 total innings.
"He seemed to be getting better as the game went along," manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times. "We feel like he’s on the rise. He went further than we talked about. He did his job."
Matt Magill solid in MLB debut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Dodgers pitcher Matt Magill turned in a solid outing in his major-league debut but did not factor into the decision Saturday night against the Brewers.
Magill, who made a spot start for the injured Stephen Fife, surrendered two runs in the third, including a run-scoring single to Yuniesky Betancourt. The right-hander was charged with two runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings . He struck out seven and walked two in 103 pitches, 71 for strikes.
The Dodgers have yet to announce if the 23-year-old will make his second start Friday at San Francisco.
Scouting Matt Magill
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Given the Dodgers' starting pitching depth entering the season, minor-leaguer Matt Magill was one of the last faces we expected to see this season. Though he was added to the 40-man roster this offseason, the former 31st-round-pick was probably around 10th on the starting pitching depth chart for the season. Luckily for him, four starters ahead of him have gotten hurt.
Magill entered the season ranked ninth among Dodgers' prospects by Baseball America, after having an 11-8 record, 3.75 ERA and 168 strikeouts in 146 1/3 innings with Double-A Chattanooga in 2012.
Magill is taking Stephen Fife's spot in the rotation, so he will start Saturday against the Brewers. Milwaukee ranks eighth in the National League in runs scored. Magill will likely have only low-end NL-only Fantasy value, as the Dodgers' rotation remains in various states of disrepair. He will have to really impress to stick in the rotation once people start getting healthy.
Matt Magill primed for MLB debut
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) With Stephen Fife becoming the team's fourth pitcher to land on the disabled list this season, the Dodgers recalled Matt Magill from Triple-A Albuquerque to take his spot in the rotation for Saturday's game against Milwaukee. Magill, who will be making his major-league debut, registered a 2.84 ERA in four starts with Albuquerque, while racking up 23 strikeouts over 19 innings.