Preview: Dodgers Look To Avoid Sweep With Bolsinger Spot Start
After sweeping two straight series, the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in danger of being on the receiving end of one. The San Francisco Giants took the first two games against the Dodgers and won Wednesday night’s game with a walk-off sacrifice fly.
Mike Bolsinger looks to help the Dodgers turn things around after being called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make a spot start. He is coming off an impressive start being recently named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week.
In two starts with Oklahoma City, Bolsinger has gone 2-0 and has yet to give up a run. He has also struck out 17 batters. When not striking out, batters have had difficulty getting on base as Bolsinger has only had three hits against him and issued just three walks.
He faced the Giants twice as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, but failed to find a win. Bolsinger’s July 11 start against the Giants was the last time he was in the Majors. In that game, he allowed five runs before being taken out before the sixth inning in what was a 5-0 loss for the Diamondbacks.
Overall, Bolsinger went 1-6 with 5.50 ERA during his time with the Diamondbacks.
Opposing him will be Ryan Vogelsong who will be making his second start of the season. He has had a tough month while giving up 14 runs, 2 unearned, in 10.1 innings of work. His last two appearances has been in a relief role.
Volelsong is no stranger to the Dodgers who have seen him 23 times prior. In four starts last season, he allowed a total of 10 runs. The Giants won three of the four games Vogelsong started although the pitcher came away with no-decisions in them. The one game they lost was credited to Vogelsong after the Dodgers scored four on him in his six innings of work.
Alex Guerrero will start at third after delivering a game-tying home run Wednesday while pinch-hitting in the seventh. Juan Uribe won’t be the only infielder getting a day off as Justin Turner fills in for Jimmy Rollins and will lead things off as well.
Over in the outfield, Joc Pederson and Carl Crawford return to center and left after resting Wednesday.
SS: Justin Turner
RF: Yasiel Puig
1B: Adrian Gonzalez
2B: Howie Kendrick
C: Yasmani Grandal
LF: Carl Crawford
3B: Alex Guerrero
CF: Joc Pederson
P: Mike Bolsinger
RF: Nori Aoki
2B: Joe Panik
CF: Angel Pagan
C: Buster Posey
1B: Brandon Belt
RF: Justin Maxwell
3B: Casey McGehee
SS: Brandon Crawford
P: Ryan Vogelsong
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