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Dodgers look to Mike Bolsinger to reverse streak of short starts

Mike Bolsinger
Mike Bolsinger
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

ATLANTA---With two straight starts of four innings or less in this series against the Braves, the Dodgers will look to Mike Bolsinger to not only go a little longer in the game but also keep the Dodgers in the game.

The Dodger bullpen could be a little short-handed today, Joel Peralta has been used in both games, Chin-Hui Tsao and Pedro Baez threw 31 and 24 pitches, respectively on Tuesday night. Juan Nicasio threw 36 pitches on Monday night.

Bolsinger has only gone past five innings in one of last five starts and has gone less than five innings in three of those five starts.

Bolsigner has continued to be tough on right-handed hitters, allowing a .547 OPS, left-handed hitters have a .709 OPS against Bolsinger.

Teams have hit .224/.279/.281 in their first two times against Bolsinger in 247 plate appearances, after that, teams are hitting .293/.347/.419 in 67 plate appearances.

The Dodger lineup reflects both a start against the Braves right-handed starter Julio Teheran and a day game following a night game. There are four left-handed hitters and three switch-hitters in the lineup, the only right-handed hitters in the starting lineup are Kendrick at second base and Bolsinger. Carl Crawford returns to the lineup and will bat sixth.

Game Info

Time: 9:10 a.m.

TV: SportsNet LA, MLB Network