RANCHO CUCAMONGA --- The Quakes had a sold-out crowd due to Corey Seager Bobblehead night and Hyun-jin Ryu making his second rehab start but that wasn't enough to produce a win as they lost to the San Jose Giants 4-2.
Ryu pitched three innings and gave up two home runs that produced three runs. Ryu made 44 pitches, which was right around his announced limit for this start.
After his appearance, Ryu spoke to the media and he had a positive outlook about his game.
"Overall, I felt great, it is more about building up my pitch count," Ryu said through an interpreter, "I've pitched two games so far. As time goes on my velocity is going to get better."
Earlier this week, it was reported that Ryu would pitch next for Oklahoma City, Ryu wouldn't confirm that but did say he was going "somewhere a little farther than here" to make his next rehab start."
Note that Oklahoma City will be in Fresno next week so maybe he will be going farther but not a lot farther.
Alex Burgos and Felipe Gonzalez combined to pitch five scoreless innings until Gonzalez allowed a run in the ninth.
The Quakes, who trailed 3-0, tried to comeback, first on a solo home run from Joey Curletta and then Kyle Garlick singled in a run to make it a one-run game. But the Quakes, who went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position, also had three runners thrown out at home.