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:
Yasiel Puig with an indescribable play. Literally watches a ball hit right in front of him so he could pick it up and throw out runner at 2B
— RC Quakes Baseball (@RCQuakes) June 18, 2016
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.
One of the Dodgers’ draft picks is a cancer survivor.
CHICAGO — The only certainty about Hyun-jin Ryu‘s rehabilitation process this year is that nothing is certain.
The left-hander had another minor setback, reporting soreness in his left shoulder a day after his most recent start last Wednesday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He hasn’t thrown since and doesn’t have a date for his next rehab start.
Here’s what Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said today about Ryu: