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Clayton Kershaw goes six in second minor-league start

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Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw
Rich Crimi ~ Tulsa Drillers

It was a quiet night all across the board, as the four Dodgers affiliated combined to score only nine runs, with more than half of those coming from the Quakes.

Player of the day

Clayton Kershaw made his second rehab start, and left without furthering any injuries. He threw 81 pitches in six innings, striking out six.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers’ bats were quiet on Tuesday night, as they failed to score a run in a 4-0 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers.

Rob Zastryzny got the start for OKC, and was great in his five scoreless innings of work. He struck out six, and allowed only two hits. The bullpen couldn’t hold things down, as Justin Grimm allowed a run, with Josh Smoker allowing three. On the young season, Grimm has an ERA of 9.00 and Smoker has an ERA of 15.00.

OKC had an opportunity in the seventh inning. Three walks loaded the bases for Matt Beaty with two outs. With the count full, Beaty grounded to first, ending the inning. For the game, the Dodgers were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base.

Double-A Tulsa

All eyes were in Tulsa Tuesday night, as Clayton Kershaw made his second rehab start. Kershaw went six innings, throwing 81 pitches, 59 which were strikes. He struck out six, and allowed two runs, both of which came via the home run ball. Notably, he didn’t walk a batter.

Aside from Kershaw, it was an exciting night in Tulsa, as the Drillers walked in off in the bottom of the ninth.

Trailing by two, three consecutive singles loaded the bases for Omar Estevez with zero outs. He grounded out, but tied the game at two. Keibert Ruiz was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. DJ Peters stepped up to the plate, and singled on a 1-2 pitch, giving the Drillers a walk-off 3-2 victory.

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes scored five on Tuesday night, but were only able to get two hits, falling to Visalia 8-5. Devin Mann contributed one of those hits, as he connected on his first homer of the year, helping give the Quakes an early 3-1 lead.

Rawhide answered back with two in the third, and would put up five runs in the bottom of the fourth to give them an 8-3 lead.

It was a rough outing for starting pitcher Leo Crawford, who allowed six runs on six hits in his three innings of work.

Class-A Great Lakes

It was a quiet night for the Loons’ bats, as they only had four hits, scoring just one run. Great Lakes trailed by only two in the seventh, but relief pitcher Brett de Geus allowed three runs in his inning of work, giving the Lakes a five-run deficit they were unable to overcome.

Tuesday scores

Omaha 4, Oklahoma City 0

Tulsa 3, Springfield 2

Visalia 8, Rancho Cucamonga 5

South Bend 6, Great Lakes 1

Transactions

  • LHP Rob Zastryzny assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers
  • RHP Layne Somsen assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Oklahoma City Dodgers

Wednesday schedule

10:05 am PT: Springfield Cardinals (Williams Perez) at Tulsa Drillers (Dustin May)

11:00 am PT: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (TBA) at Visalia Rawhide (TBA)

3:05 pm PT: South Bend Cubs (Derek Casey) at Great Lakes Loons (Andre Jackson)

4:35 pm PT: Oklahoma City Dodgers (Brock Stewart) at Omaha Storm Chasers (TBA)