After an off-day Wednesday (the last of the first half), both the Quakes and 66ers return home from road trips on Thursday. The Quakes went 5-2 on a seven game road trip to Visalia and San Jose and will play host to Lancaster for a four-game series that starts Thursday.
The 66ers went 2-1 on a brief trip to Lancaster, and return home to host High Desert on Thursday.
In that game, the Sixers are expected to have two Dodgers pitchers making rehabiliation assignments: left-hander George Sherrill and right-hander Vicente Padilla.
Padilla, who hasn’t pitched for the Dodgers since April 22, has been on the disabled list with nerve irritation in his throwing arm. He is expected to start Thursday’s game for the 66ers. Sherrill (back), who made his first appearance for the Sixers on Tuesday, allowing one run in one inning, is expected to follow Padilla in Thursday’s game.