Brandon McCarthy pitched 3 ⅔ innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. McCarthy allowed three hits — two outfield singles, one infield single — and one run.
McCarthy recorded four outs via strikeout, four via fly balls (two to the shallow left field warning track at Chicksaw Bricktown Ballpark), one on an infield pop-up and two on ground balls. He threw 61 pitches, 41 for strikes, and walked two batters.
This was the longest of McCarthy’s three rehab outings. He hadn’t pitched since April of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Dodgers teammate Hyun-jin Ryu will make a rehab start for Oklahoma City on Thursday. Ryu missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery. Barring any setbacks, Ryu and McCarthy could return to the Dodgers in the coming weeks before the All-Star break.
Rehabbing Dodgers starters Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu will continue their minor league rehab assignments with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
McCarthy is starting Wednesday and Ryu Thursday, both home games against the Round Rock Express.
McCarthy threw three innings in his most recent rehab start Thursday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in San Jose. He allowed two runs in that game, his second since his rehab assignment began.
Ryu threw four shutout innings Friday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in San Jose.
Dave Roberts welcomes Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager into the dugout. The Dodgers defeated the Brewers 10-6 on Saturday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)
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Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu threw four shutout innings Friday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, his second consecutive rehab start since re-starting his assignment.
Ryu walked one San Jose Giants batter and struck out five while throwing 60 pitches. One, a curveball, was clocked on the Municipal Stadium radar gun at 61 mph, according to the Giants’ broadcast.
Ryu allowed one earned run in three innings in his first rehab start for Rancho Cucamonga on June 12.
Yasiel Puig seven innings in right field for the second consecutive day. The right fielder, who is rehabbing from a strained left hamstring, went 1 for 3 with a single. He was caught stealing second base in the first inning — the third consecutive game in which he’s attempted a stolen base (he’s been successful once).
Puig also collected an outfield assist on this play:
Julio Urias has only thrown 58 combined innings this year between the majors and Triple-A, but the Dodgers are already making plans to curtail his usage beyond his next two starts.
Urias is scheduled to start tomorrow against the Milwaukee Brewers and next Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. And then?
“We’ll go from there,” manager Dave Roberts said.