The Dodgers’ Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes lost 10-4 to the High Desert Mavericks tonight. Throw out the runs, hits and errors though. In the top of the sixth inning, Quakes pitcher Luis De Paula hit Mavericks batter Travis Demeritte with a pitch. What followed is the part of the game anyone in attendance at the Epicenter will remember:
Both Ryu and McCarthy have about “one or two” starts left in their minor league rehab assignments, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday. Ryu is up to throwing 90 mph and McCarthy 93 at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Nick Tepesch spent his first six-plus professional seasons with the Texas Rangers organization. He is expected to make his Dodgers debut tomorrow in Pittsburgh. (Getty Images)
Right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch is expected to start for the Dodgers tomorrow in Pittsburgh, according to a source. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com also reported today that Tepesch would be promoted from Triple-A to make his Dodgers debut.
Update (12:00 p.m. PT): The Dodgers confirmed that Tepesch will be added to the roster and start tomorrow, with a corresponding move still TBA. Clayton Kershaw will start Saturday, Kenta Maeda will start Sunday (on two extra days’ rest) and Scott Kazmir will start Monday.
The Dodgers only claimed Tepesch on waivers earlier this month. The Texas Rangers released him June 4 after Tepesch exercised an out in his contract. To that point in the season he had a 4.22 ERA in 11 starts for Triple-A Round Rock.
The Dodgers claimed Tepesch two days later and promptly inserted him into the rotation at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Since then he’s gone 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA in three starts. His strikeout-to-walk ratio, 31-to-11 with Round Rock, has jumped to 17-to-3 with Oklahoma City.