Tommy Kahnle pitched his first game in over three months on Wednesday, starting a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
On Wednesday, Kahnle pitched the seventh inning against El Paso, a Padres affiliate. With one out, old friend Matt Beaty singled, then Eguy Robinson homered to left field. Kahnle finished the inning, allowing those two runs.
Kahnle has been sidelined with a bone bruise in his right elbow, having last pitched for the Dodgers on May 13. His rehab assignment is expected to take a while — “The floor is two weeks,” Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday, per SportsNet LA — but that Kahnle is back on the mound again is at least a step in the right direction.
Kahnle is one of three Dodgers relievers currently on a rehab assignment with Oklahoma City, along with Blake Treinen and Victor González.
Player of the day
James Outman drove in six runs in Oklahoma City’s win, with a three-run triple, a two-run double, and a sacrifice fly. Outman has only played 27 games in Triple-A, but has already had two six-RBI games and a five-RBI affair.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Outman wasn’t the only hot bat in the win over the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres). Michael Busch had four hits, including a double, and Jake Amaya singled twice and walked.
Nick Nastrini was impressive yet again, but the Drillers offense managed only one run in a loss to the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners). Nastrini struck out nine and didn’t allow a run until Zach DeLoach hit a two-run home run with two outs in the seventh, turning the game around.
Tulsa only had four hits, two each by Brandon Lewis and Justin Yurchak.
High-A Great Lakes
Wednesday’s home game against the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) was rained out. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with a pair of seven-inning games.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
Dalton Rushing had three more hits, all doubles, in the Quakes’ win over the Visalia Rawhide (D-backs).
- Oklahoma City 13, El Paso 8
- Arkansas 3, Tulsa 1
- Great Lakes vs. Fort Wayne (ppd., rain)
- Rancho Cucamonga 4, Visalia 2
- 3:05 p.m. PT (doubleheader): Great Lakes (Carlos Duran, Kendall Williams) vs. Fort Wayne (Efraín Contreras, Ryan Bergert)
- 4:35 p.m.: Tulsa (Landon Knack) at Arkansas (Bryce Miller)
- 5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (TBA) vs. El Paso (Jay Groome)
- 6:30 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Maddux Bruns) at Visalia (Yu Min Lin)