Dodgers 2, Padres 0: Mike Bolsinger, 2015 NL Cy Young Award Winner

Mike Bolsinger retired 23 straight batters after allowing a single to Yangervis Solarte, the first batter of the game. Mike Bolsinger faced the minimum in his eight innings. Mike Bolsinger has thrown 19 consecutive scoreless innings.

Mike Bolsinger is going full 2003 Esteban Loaiza on us or something.

Bolsinger also struck out eight batters today, so he was missing bats aside from inducing a ton of weak contact. It was to the point where Will Venable tried to bunt for a hit in the eighth.

Bizarre world, man.

Look at this genius tweet sent in the first inning that was not snarky at all.

As for that run, the first batter of the game in the form of Joc Pederson supplied all the offense the team would need (and they didn’t supply much else, honestly).

Justin Turner provided an insurance run on a double that drove home Adrian Gonzalez, but the offense is definitely still scuffling and managed only six baserunners all game.

While the Dodgers could’ve let Bolsinger try to finish the complete game shutout, the team had Kenley Jansen waiting and he provided a seven-pitch 1-2-3 inning to seal the win. It also sealed that the Dodgers faced the 27 batter minimum.

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A.J. Ellis was 0-3 and is down to .128/.209/.154 on the year, and the sad part is that his outs thus far don’t tell a story where he deserves a whole lot better.

-Speaking of not deserving much better, Jimmy Rollins‘ OPS is close to dipping under .600 again after a 1-for-4 game. His line? .194/.272/.329.

-For all the criticism the shifts against Matt Kemp garnered during the first series of the season, he’s grounded into that shift at least three times so far in these two games.

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