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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.

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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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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