By Jon Weisman
I feel badly spending time on speculation, because we’ll know soon enough which pitcher will start Saturday for the Dodgers.
But I figured I might as well pass along the news that a) Brandon Beachy is going to make another rehab start this weekend for Triple-A Oklahoma City, and b) 2010 first-round draft choice Zach Lee has been mentioned as a possibility to make his Major League debut.
Don’t run any farther with it than that: Lee, after all, has only pitched in two games since being sidelined for more than a month with a circulation problem in his right middle finger, and neither of those starts were even at Triple-A. He pitched five innings in each, however, making it possible that he could come up and take some innings in the Dodgers’ second-to-last game before they take five days off.
Before his June intermission, Lee had a 2.38 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 starts for Oklahoma City.