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Mike Bolsinger | Starting Pitcher | #46

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 15 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Bolsinger couldn't supply the Dodgers much length in Wednesday's loss to the Giants, allowing three runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings.
Bolsinger struck out seven and walked two. He served up a two-run homer to Matt Duffy in the first inning and an RBI double to Kolby Tomlinson in the third before exiting the contest in the next frame. With the Dodgers bound for the playoffs, he'll likely return to the bullpen from here on out, carrying a 3.62 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with him. Thu, Oct 1, 2015 01:02:00 AM

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Mike Bolsinger was hit hard in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday, allowing seven runs (four earned) on seven hits over his four frames.

Bolsinger walked three and struck out two in the ballgame. While his defense didn't do him any favors behind him, the right-hander was unable to keep the ball in the yard, allowing home runs to Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez and Corey Dickerson. It's unclear if he'll make another spot start before the end of the season, or if he'll return to a long relief role in the bullpen.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:36:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger wasn't particularly effective in Sunday's loss to the Pirates, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Bolsinger struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez both cracked solo home runs off the right-hander. This was his second straight spot start, but the results weren't particularly appetizing. Should he toe the rubber once more out of the rotation, he'll put his 3.26 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the line in a road date with the Rockies.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger will draw another start for the Dodgers on Sunday.

That will give veteran southpaw Brett Anderson an extra day of rest. Bolsinger struggled in his last spot start, allowing three runs in 3 2/3 innings against the D'Backs earlier in the week. He remains an unattractive streaming option.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 07:31:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger yielded three runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday in his spot start against the Diamondbacks.

Bolsinger entered with a 2.97 ERA in 94 innings this year, but he was a mess tonight, allowing seven hits and four walks (one intentional). He will likely make 2-3 more starts this season as the Dodgers line things up for the NLDS, and he should be worth using in NL-only leagues on those days.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 01:34:00 AM

Mike Bolsinger will start for the Dodgers on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Bolsinger isn't an entrenched member of the starting rotation, but the club will utilize him to give other starters rest. With Bolsinger starting Saturday, Brett Anderson will be pushed back to early next week. Bolsinger has a 2.97 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 84/33 K/BB ratio over 94 innings of work this season.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger won Friday after allowing three runs and two hits in five innings against the Padres.

Unfortunately, both hits were homers, coming off the bats of Matt Kemp and Jedd Gyorko. Bolsinger was strong otherwise, though, and the Dodgers pen had a good night after taking over, limiting the Padres to one run over four innings in the 8-4 win. Bolsinger is a spot starter for now, but it's possible he'll claim Mat Latos' place in the rotation.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 01:59:00 AM

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

Bolsinger has put up a 2.83 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 78/31 K/BB ratio over 89 innings with the Dodgers this season. He'll be used in long relief for now but could get a start at some point this month.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:08:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 06:58:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 01:41:00 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.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 03:39:00 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.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:36:00 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.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 07:13:00 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.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 11:14:00 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.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 03:20:00 PM

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3B1Justin Turner
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LF1Andre Ethier
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Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Scott Kazmir
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brett Anderson
5Kenta Maeda
6Alex Wood
7Brandon McCarthy
8Mike Bolsinger
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Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Luis Avilan
6Yimi Garcia
7Adam Liberatore
8Carlos Frias
9Frankie Montas
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