Dodgers News: Danny Duffy Gets Rocked in Latest Rehab Outing
Dodgers left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy — can we call him that, since he’s never spent a day on Los Angeles’ active roster? But we digress — is on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City, and he made his third appearance on Tuesday night.
It did not go as well as the first two.
Danny Duffy allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning in his latest rehab game at Triple-A OKC. He threw 23 pitches, 10 for strikes.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) September 7, 2022
Duffy allowed just two baserunners in his first two appearances, striking out four in two scoreless innings. On Tuesday, though, Duffy faced the Tacoma Rainiers and immediately got into trouble, allowing a double to Jarred Kelenic and a single to Brian O’Keefe. Not an ideal start, especially when paired with the bad luck that came next. Kelenic scored on a passed ball by Hunter Feduccia, then Duffy struck out two hitters with a walk sandwiched between them. At 23 pitches, Duffy was pulled with runners on first and second and two outs.
Daniel Zamora relieved him and immediately allowed a two-run double.
So Duffy’s inning very easily could have been scoreless, although if he had thrown a scoreless inning with a double, a single, and a walk, we’d probably be talking about how he very easily could have allowed a couple runs.
Rehab assignments are more about building a pitcher back up than about results, but even with that caveat, you’d assume they’d want to see more that 10 strikes out of 23 pitches.
Duffy’s road back (?) to the Dodgers was going to be rough anyway, simply for reasons of roster math. Health might not be enough; he probably needs to show something more, and three runs in 0.2 innings isn’t that something.
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