Clayton Kershaw He climbed the hill on Thursday night for the first time since the World Series, but was nearly 1,400 miles from Dodgers Stadium.
At the start of the rehabilitation of Opening Night for Triple-A Oklahoma City, the ace of the Dodgers allowed a pair of runs on four hits and two walks and struck out six in 4 1/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to San Antonio at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
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"I feel good," Kershaw said at his post-match press conference. "It was a good first step, I got everything I needed, I got to the fifth inning, I got some players at the base, I worked off the stretch, I did a lot of different things, so it was a good day."
The Dodgers placed Kershaw on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to March 25 with inflammation of the left shoulder. After shooting 161 1/3 frames in the regular season last year, the veteran lefty scored 30 more in six postseason appearances.
With Oklahoma City, Kershaw had immediate problems like Brewers Perspective No. 2 Corey Ray He fought for a nine-pitch walk to open the game. Quickly settled, however, getting the fifth position. Mauricio Dubon to jump to second base on the first pitch, then eliminate Ray at the beginning before striking Keston Hiura – MLB.com & # 39; s No. 20 general perspective, in a tone of 1-2 off-speed.
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Kershaw delivered an initial home run in the second to the 29th Brewers prospect. Tyrone taylor before issuing a five-pitch walk to the 13th ranked Troy Stokes Jr. Two outs later, No. 16 prospect. Jacob Nottingham He lined up a simple RBI on the right.
Kershaw threw four of the next five batters, allowing a two-out single in the third to Hiura, who was making his Triple-A debut. In the fourth, Stokes started with a line single to the left, but was quickly erased as prospect number 8. Lucas Erceg grounded in a double game. The three-time Cy Young Award winner retired the next two batters before being lifted after throwing 61 pitches, 42 for strikes.
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"Get out of this feeling good and get ready for the next day," Kershaw said. "I'd love to throw the next one with the Dodgers, but I do not want to put the bullpen at risk either or anything with a throw count that's too low, probably another one. [here]. "
Dodgers sixth clbadified prospect Will Smith folded, walked and scored for Oklahoma City, while prospect number 13 Edwin rios He joined a double RBI tied in the game to the center in the sixth.
Mission starter Adrian houser, the number 15 prospect of the Brewers, allowed a hit and walked while striking six in five frames without annotations.
Pop-up batsman Jake Hager He was the hero of San Antonio, who delivered a three-run triple in the ninth before scoring in a wild pitch.
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