Brandon McCarthy‘s second minor league rehab game went one inning longer than the first. The right-hander allowed two runs in three innings Thursday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in San Jose, including one home run. He walked no batters and struck out four.
The Giants were 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts against McCarthy, who needed 48 pitches to get through the three innings. He pitched two innings for the Quakes last Saturday in Lake Elsinore.
Hyun-jin Ryu will make a rehab start for Rancho Cucamonga tomorrow, his second since re-starting his minor league assignment.
Yasiel Puig played seven innings in right field, and singled, walked and stole a base in three plate appearances. He’s expected to play another seven innings tomorrow.
Scott Van Slyke played his first rehab game for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. He finished 1 for 2 at the plate with a single and a walk, and played seven innings in right field against the San Jose Giants.
The outfielder/first baseman has missed 38 games this season due to a back injury.
Pitcher Yaisel Sierra, the only other player on the Rancho Cucamonga roster today who is on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, exited the game after 3 ⅔ innings due to what the team called an “apparent hand/finger injury.”
SAN DIEGO — Scott Van Slyke‘s long-stalled recovery from a back injury finally has an ending in sight.
The first baseman/outfielder is flying to Los Angeles today after a brief stint at the Dodgers’ extended spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz. He’ll then report to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga for the Quakes’ game in Visalia, California.
Van Slyke has played in four games this season and missed 37 since injuring his back in San Francisco April 9. He’s expected to need at least a week’s worth of rehab games before he returns to the Dodgers.