Jul 29, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger (46) pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Nope, Bolsinger isn’t coming up to replace Mat Latos in the rotation. Bolsinger was great in his 16 starts for the Dodgers this year, but he could be a key pitcher out of the bullpen in September. Bolsinger’s numbers as a starter were very good the first two times through the lineup, but opposing hitters slashed .275/.383/.391 against him the third time. Bolsinger allowed 14 runs in 283 plate appearances the first two times through the lineup. In 81 plate appearances the third time through, Bolsinger also surrendered 14 runs. There are rumors that the Dodgers are considering moving to a 6-man rotation, which I don’t love, but Bolsinger would probably be the logical choice there.
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