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Mike Bolsinger | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
He was squeezed out of the Dodgers starting rotation with the additions of Mat Latos and Alex Wood, so he'll stay stretched out in the minors in case the Dodgers need an emergency starter. The right-hander has posted a solid 2.83 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 78/31 K/BB ratio over 89 innings with the Dodgers this season. Jul 31 - 6:58 PM

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Mike Bolsinger yielded two runs on eight hits in five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the A's.

Moved up to start after ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched due to a sore hip, Bolsinger struck out three and walked three in a pedestrian performance. Bolsinger, who entered 5-3 with a 2.79 ERA in 15 starts, is no doubt hoping the Dodgers' rumored trades for starting pitching don't knock him out of the rotation.
Jul 30 - 1:41 AM

Mike Bolsinger held the Braves to just one unearned run over seven innings in Wednesday's 3-1 victory.

Bolsinger's counterpart, Julio Teheran, was more flashy on Wednesday with his 11 strikeouts. The Dodgers righty had the last laugh, though, as he gave up a mere three singles and the one unearned run while Teheran was charged with three runs. It's a much-needed bounce-back effort from Bolsinger, who had gone 5 1/3 innings or fewer in six of his previous seven outings. He'll take on the A's next week.
Jul 22 - 3:39 PM

Mike Bolsinger yielded two runs in six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

Bolsinger hadn't completed six innings since June 8, but he's managed to keep the Dodgers in every game that he's pitched and that's good enough for now. He's 4-3 with a 3.08 ERA through 13 starts.
Jul 11 - 1:36 AM

Mike Bolsinger tossed an unimpressive start in a loss to the Mets on Sunday, surrendering four runs on nine hits over five innings.

We'll be nice to Bolsinger, who left his last start due to food poisoning. Three of the four runs against him scored in the fourth inning, but outside of that frame, he mostly limited the damage. When not being attacked by food, Bolsinger's pitched well this season and currently holds a 3.09 ERA and 1.28. A home start against the Brewers is upcoming on the schedule before he heads into the All-Star Break.
Jul 5 - 7:13 PM

Mike Bolsinger left Monday's start against the Diamondbacks after four innings due to a bout of food poisoning.

You couldn't tell from his results that Bolsinger had been battling food poisoning, as he tossed four shutout frames before exiting. Evidently it just became too much, though, and the Dodgers didn't want to push him any further. He'll probably be fine for his next turn later this week.
Jun 29 - 11:14 PM

Mike Bolsinger was lit up for five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Giants.

Bolsinger gave up eight hits and three walks in the rough outing -- his worst of the season. The 27-year-old right-hander still has an impressive 2.87 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, but it wouldn't be all that surprising to see the regression continue. His next start is on the road against the Cubs.
Jun 20 - 3:20 PM

Mike Bolsinger picked up his fourth win after giving up just two runs in seven innings, helping the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 9-3 on Monday.

Both of the runs Bolsinger allowed came in on A.J. Pollock's two-run double in the sixth inning, but the Dodgers had been leading 9-0, so it wasn't a big deal. The right-hander gave up only three hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight. Though not much of an innings-eater, Bolsinger has been surprisingly solid across seven starts thus far, sporting a 2.08 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP and a 36/14 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going in a road start versus the Padres next.
Jun 9 - 1:00 AM

Mike Bolsinger yielded four runs in five innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Rockies.

Bolsinger allowed six hits, walked three and struck out three at Coors Field. He also walked three last time out against the Cardinals. As middling as his stuff is, he can't afford to issue free passes at that rate. He'll get his old team, the Diamondbacks, next time out. Since it's a two-start week with another outing in Petco, he might be of some use in mixed leagues. He shouldn't have long-term value, though.
Jun 4 - 4:03 AM

Mike Bolsinger suffered his first loss of the season after giving up two runs over six innings against the Cardinals on Friday.

While Bolsinger couldn't quite match the dominance he showed last time out, the only runs scored on a ground out in the first inning and an RBI double in the third. He struck out three and walked three in the loss. Bolsinger has a stingy 1.15 ERA and 25/9 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings over his first five starts this season, but the lack of velocity still leaves us skeptical about his ability to remain an asset in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 29 - 11:43 PM

Mike Bolsinger delivered eight shutout innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 2-0 win over the Padres.

Bolsinger was absolutely terrific, yielding only one hit while striking out eight against a plenty-good Padres lineup. He did not walk a batter. The 27-year-old has posted tremendous numbers this season between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, and he's worth a shot in mixed fantasy leagues while the fire is lit. Some regression is probably coming. A road date with the Cardinals is next.
May 24 - 12:32 AM

Mike Bolsinger gave up just three hits over six innings without allowing a run to the Rockies on Sunday.

Bolsinger struck out six and walked two in a 1-0 win. He threw 85 pitches during his time on the mound. This was Bolsinger's second start since being called up on May 12 and he should continue to see run in the Dodger rotation as they work their way through some injuries. In 17 1/3 innings this season, Bolsinger's allowed two runs on 13 hits, with a 14/6 K/BB ratio. The numbers have been nice and he's a decent stop-gap option in NL-only leagues, though we'd still caution against putting too much faith in him for mixed league play. Bolsinger will try to keep up his strong run when he takes on the rival Padres at home in his next start.
May 17 - 6:54 PM

Mike Bolsinger earned his first win of the season after holding the Marlins to one run over 5 2/3 innings as the Dodgers skated to an 11-1 victory on Tuesday.

Bolsinger's start won't be remembered for the many quality pitches he threw, but for the one mistake he made, resulting in a Giancarlo Stanton solo home run in the first inning which completely cleared the bleachers in left field. The right-hander allowed only five hits and two walks overall while striking out three. Bolsinger has been better than the Dodgers could have expected as their rotation has been ravaged by injuries. Despite the 1.59 ERA in two starts, though, mixed leaguers shouldn't toss the lasso around him. Bolsinger matches up at home against the Rockies next.
May 13 - 1:43 AM

Dodgers recalled RHP Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bolsinger is being called up to start Tuesday against the Marlins. He could be a decent stopgap as the Dodgers try to make it through some injuries in their rotation, but it's hard to trust him in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 12 - 9:25 AM

Mike Bolsinger will be recalled to start on Tuesday versus the Marlins.

Bolsinger tossed 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a spot start last month and is now getting another shot. He could stick around for a while this time given the injury issues the Dodgers are currently dealing with in their rotation.
May 11 - 6:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Carlos Frias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Jim Johnson
7Juan Nicasio
8Yimi Garcia
9Luis Avilan
10Zach Lee