Preview: Dodgers Look To Avoid Sweep With Bolsinger Spot Start

Mike Bolsinger

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.

Dodgers Lineup

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

Giants Lineup

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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