Mixed Results for Trio of Dodger Pitchers

Three Dodger pitchers made their Hawaii Winter League debut Sunday- one in excellent fashion, one, just so-so, and the third, eminently forgettable.

The trio pitching for the West Oahu Cane Fire were Steve Johnson, Garrett White and Kyle Wilson, who worked in an 8-3 loss to North Shore. Johnson sparkled, White dulled matters and things turned bleak when Wilson worked.

Johnson, a righthander who pitched for Great Lakes during the regular season, started and went five shutout innings in which he gave up only two hits, didn't walk anybody and struck out five. The lefthanded White then came on for two innings in which North Shore reached him for five hits but only a single run. He walked two and fanned one.

But matters got out of hand when righthander Wilson pitched. In one and one-third innings, he was torn asunder for five hits and one walk with seven runs scoring. That was more than enough to give the Beach Boys their second straight win over the Cane Fires.

Three Dodger position players also got into action for the first time- third baseman Russ Mitchell, outfielder Jamie Hoffmann and catcher Kenley Jansen, but none of them had a hit.

Previously, North Shore had opened the season with an 8-5 triumph over West Oahu. In that one third baseman Josh Bell had a single driving in two runs in four at-bats. Outfielder Ryan Rogowski had one hit in six trips.

The Arizona Fall League doesn't open until Oct. 9.

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