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Corey Knebel strikes out two in second rehab outing

The Dodgers’ reliever made his second appearance in Oklahoma City as he continues to progress back from his lengthy injury

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

It was a wild day for the Dodgers, as they acquired both Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Nationals (reports). They lost three pieces from the minor-leagues and another young piece in Josiah Gray who has made two career appearances in the big-leagues.

The Dodgers’ farm system took a fit, but we know they’ll bounce back.

Player of the day

Nobody stood out, so we’ll give the honor to Corey Knebel who made his second rehab appearance in Oklahoma City. Knebel last pitched for the Dodgers at the end of April. On Thursday, he appeared in one inning and struck out two.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The LA Dodgers bats were quiet on Thursday, and the OKC Dodgers bats were just as quiet, as they fell to the Round Rock Express (Rangers) 3-1. For the game, OKC tallied only two hits, a solo home run from Carlos Asuaje and a single from Sheldon Neuse. That was it.

Aaron Wilkerson started for the Dodgers, striking out nine in his five innings of action. Following Wilkerson was Corey Knebel, who threw in his second rehab appearance. In his lone inning of work he struck out two and allowed a hit. Of his 19 pitches, 13 of them were for strikes.

Double-A Tulsa

It was a wild finish to the game in Tulsa, as seven late runs from the Midland RockHounds gave them the 8-5 win over the Drillers. The game was tied at three entering the eighth inning, and the Drillers took a one-run lead into the eighth. Unfortunately, four runs in the ninth from the RockHounds gave them the victory late.

Ryan Noda, who came over in last years Ross Stripling trade, continued his power surge as he hit his 17th home run of the season, putting him near the top among all Dodgers minor-leaguers this season. Michael Busch added two hits and scored a run. In the month of July, the second baseman is hitting .298 with an OPS of 1.032.

High-A Great Lakes

Much like the Dodgers and OKC Dodgers, the Loons’ offense was quiet as they fell to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) 8-2. For the game, the Loons recorded only three hits. That’s really all there is about this game.

Low-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes had a number of opportunities to bring in runs last night, but they went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 runners on base in their 9-3 loss to the Modesto Nuts (Mariners).

Kendall Williams tossed 3 23 innings and allowed five runs to score, though four of those runs were unearned. He had two strikeouts and one walk.

Jose Ramos continued his impressive start to his Quakes campaign, as he had two hits and drove in two runs. Since joining RC, he’s hitting .382 with an OPS of 1.168. Jorbit Vivas, Alex De Jesus and Ismael Alcantara all added two hits each as well.


  • Kenneth Betancourt assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Oklahoma City Dodgers

Thursday scores

Friday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: West Michigan (Brendan Wright) at Great Lakes (Landon Knack)

5:05 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Vidal Nuño) at Round Rock (Drew Anderson)

5:05 p.m. PT: Midland (TBA) at Tulsa (TBA)

7:05 p.m. PT: Rancho Cucamonga (TBA) at Modesto (TBA)