WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2019 Spring TrainingProspectsCommentaryNews and NotesDodgers Minor League ReportClayton Kershaw’s rehab goes well http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-edgar-martinez-jersey , Dustin May shinesNew,3commentsKershaw is expected to make another rehab start with OKCPDTShareTweetShareShareClayton Kershaw’s rehab goes well, Dustin May shinesIt was a rough day for the Dodger affiliated teams, as they went a combined 0-4. Player of the dayDodgers fans got a glimpse of him during Spring Training this year, and he was as good as advertised on Thursday night. Dustin May, starting the season in double-A with the Tulsa Drillers, threw five scoreless innings, allowing only two hits. More impressively, he struck out nine batters. Triple-A Oklahoma CityThe Dodgers lost to the San Antonio Missions 5-3, but the highlight of the game for Oklahoma City was Clayton Kershaw. After starting the season on the injured list, Kershaw made his first rehab appearance for OKC on their Opening Day. Kershaw threw 61 pitches in his 4 1鈦? innings of work. He struck out six, but allowed two runs on four hits. His next step will be another rehab start with Oklahoma City.It wasn’t until the sixth inning that the Dodgers got on the board. Matt Beaty brought in Daniel Castro with an RBI single to center, cutting the deficit to only one. After a Will Smith walk, Edwin Rios stepped up to the plate. He doubled, tying the game at two a piece. Things fell apart in the ninth inning for Justin Grimm. He allowed three runs on three hits Mitch Haniger Jersey , and ultimately got the loss in the first game of the year. Double-A TulsaThe Drillers opened up their season by celebrating their 2018 Texas League Championship. Unfortunately, the night would be spoiled with a late-inning comeback by the Arkansas Travelers. Up 3-2 in the ninth, Layne Somsen was unable to secure the victory, issuing a walk and back-to-back singles to surrender the lead, and give Tulsa the one-run deficit. In the bottom of the ninth, Gavin Lux doubled, scoring Jared Walker and tying the game at four.The game went to extras, and Arkansas would tack on two in the 10th off of Adam McCreery. The Drillers were unable to come from behind and win, and lost the game 6-4.Dustin May got the start for Tulsa and was absolutely electric. He went only five innings, but struck out nine and allowed only two hits. Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Leo Crawford allowed four runs in the first inning for the Quakes, and that was all it took, as they fell to the Ports 4-1. Only five batters into the game, Stockton already had put four runs on the board. The bullpen would strike out nine and allow only two hits over their six innings of work. For the Quakes, they had only two hits on the night, and were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Class-A Great LakesThe Loons were the only affiliate to not score a run on opening night http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-edgar-martinez-jersey , losing to Lake County 4-0. They were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven runners on base. Stephen Kolek got the start, walking four and allowing three runs in his 2 2鈦? innings of work. Thursday scoresSan Antonio 5, Oklahoma City 3Arkansas 6, Tulsa 4Stockton 4, Rancho Cucamonga 1Lake County 4, Great Lakes 0Friday schedule 6:30 pm ET: Great Lakes (TBA) at Lake County (TBA) 8:05 pm ET: San Antonio (Bubba Derby) at Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) 8:05 pm ET: Arkansas (Ricardo Sanchez) at Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez)10:10 pm ET: Rancho Cucamonga (Edwin Uceta) at Stockton (TBA) Scott Taetsch/Getty ImagesWashington Nationals star Bryce Harper found himself in the middle of multiple run-ins with home plate umpire Laz Diaz during Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park, and Washington skipper Dave Martinez wants MLB to look into the situation."I'm not going to make any comments on balls and strikes there, but umpires are supposed to be nonconfrontational. They're supposed to uphold the peace on the baseball field," Martinez said. "For me, I think MLB needs to take a look at that. That's all I'm going to say. I've known Laz for a very long time. I'm not going to throw anybody under the bus, but we're in a pivotal moment of the game, and he's saying things to Harp, and I thought that was uncalled for."The first incident was rather unusual, as Diaz stepped out from behind home in the bottom of the fifth inning and said something to the Nationals dugout while pointing at Harper, who had struck out swinging in the top of the frame Alex Colome Jersey , in center. As Tom Gatto of Sporting News pointed out, the MASN broadcast picked up some of what Diaz said in the exchange."He needs to cut it out," Diaz said, per Gatto. "You need to talk to him. You need to talk to him. ... You take him or I will, I guarantee you that. ... That's OK, I'll take care of it. ... I'll take care of it."Diaz did not eject Harper鈥攂ut that was not the last of the confrontations.When the 2015 National League MVP stepped to the plate in the top of the seventh, he took issue with Diaz calling a strike on a pitch that appeared to be well outside. As the two exchanged words, Martinez came out to protect his player. Neither Harper nor Martinez was tossed.Harper finished 1-for-5 with one RBI and the one strikeout. Afterward, he discussed what happened."That's my biggest thing this year is I don't want to get tossed. So, I think I go to the edge and then kinda quiet up," Harper said.Harper also said Atlanta catcher Tyler Flowers heard what Diaz said.The Braves won the game, 10-5, but chief baseball operator Joe Torre and Co. will certainly have to take a look at what went down on the field in Atlanta on Friday night.
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