Dodgers Way Quick Hits: Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, Drew Jackson
The Dodgers defeated the Rockies 7-2 last night to improve to a record of 7-2 for the season. Here are the latest injury news and notes on the Dodgers.
Prior to yesterday evening’s game, Clayton Kershaw threw a scheduled bullpen session to prepare for his next rehab start in the minor leagues. In his first rehab start on Thursday, Clayton pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing two runs, two hits, and struck out six batters against the San Antonio Missions.
As far as velocity went, Kershaw hit 90 miles per hour several times but was routinely around the 88-89 mile per hour range. This was Clayton’s first game action in a while and the minor leagues are nothing to get amped up about for him so when he returns to the big leagues his adrenaline should add a tick or two to his velocity.
Clayton’s next start will come on Tuesday although the destination has yet to be decided. The two options are the Triple-A OKC Dodgers once again or a Double-A start with the Tulsa Drillers. Regardless of where he pitches, the main goal for Clayton will be extending his pitch count and coming out of the outing feeling 100%.