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Top pitching prospect Bobby Miller made his return off the injured list, and despite not pitching since July 23, there seemed to be little in the way of rust.
There were some questions about Miller’s future when he was drafted due to his heavy 2-seam approach and mechanics/arm action that gave way to long-term questions as a starter. Since then, he has gone almost full-time to a 4-seamer that shows good carry, and his delivery has been cleaned up quite a bit.
Justin Hagenman is an interesting reliever possibility. He has spent the season with Double-A Tulsa, with a K/BB of 71/17 in 55 IP. His fastball gets up to 95 MPH, and his low 80s sliders tunnels with it pretty well.
Recent pickup (and playoff-eligible) Jake Jewell debuted for Oklahoma City, striking out three in 1 1/3 scoreless innings. He unsurprisingly has traits that the Dodgers have shown to look for.