LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers minor league pitcher Mike Bolsinger was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on Monday, the league announced, and might be rewarded for his hot start for Triple-A Oklahoma City by joining the big league club later this week.
Bolsinger has yet to allow a run in two starts for Oklahoma City. He is 2-0 with three hits and three walks in 11 innings, with 17 strikeouts. Because the minor league season started on a Thursday, the first "week" for award purposes covers an 11-day period from April 9-19.
The right-hander struck out nine in six innings against the Round Rock Express (Rangers) on April 12, allowing only one hit and two walks. Bolsinger followed that up on Friday with five scoreless innings at the Iowa Cubs, with eight strikeouts, two hits and one walk allowed.
The Dodgers are considering slotting in a fifth starter in Thursday's series finale against the Giants, and that's the day Bolsinger is slated to pitch next.
Bolsinger made his major league debut with the Diamondbacks in 2014, putting up a 5.50 ERA and 4.01 FIP in 10 games, including nine starts, with 48 strikeouts and 17 walks in 52⅓ innings.