Lee tosses seven shutout frames at Triple-A
Right-hander ranked fourth among Dodgers' top prospects
Right-hander Zach Lee, the Dodgers' No. 4 prospect, threw seven scoreless innings Thursday, helping lead Triple-A Albuquerque to a 5-0 victory at Omaha.
Lee, ranked No. 54 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, held the Storm Chasers to three hits -- all singles -- and two walks. He struck out three batters and induced 14 groundouts. He threw 102 pitches in the seven innings, matching the longest start of his career.
Thursday was Lee's second scoreless outing of the season and first since he didn't allow a run in six innings April 16 against El Paso.
With the victory, Lee improved to 6-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 15 starts. He has struck out 60 and walked 25 in 83 innings.
Center fielder Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a walk Thursday. He is hitting .323/.435/.582 and leads the Pacific Coast League with a 1.017 OPS in 70 games this season.