By Jon Weisman
Hyun-Jin Ryu threw two scoreless innings for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga today in his first rehab appearance, retiring six batters in a row after a leadoff single and striking out two.
Ryu is expected to require three or four more rehab appearances before the Dodgers would activate him, Dave Roberts said Saturday.
J.P. Hoornstra of the Daily News said that Ryu threw 22 pitches in the game, plus 10 more in the bullpen afterward, and that both strikeouts came on curveballs.
“Ryu said he was exerting about 60 to 70 percent of his maximum effort, which explains his lower-than-usual 85-mph average fastball velocity,” Hoornstra wrote.