When your team is on a 2-game losing streak, who else would you turn to but Mike Bolsinger? He gave the Dodgers seven innings of 1-run ball, and the offense produced just enough for a 3-1 Dodgers win on Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta.
After two short outings in the previous two games, Bolsinger stepped up and had his longest outing since June 8 (also seven innings). He allowed three hits, one unearned run, issued one walk and struck out four.
Through 15 starts, Bolsinger has a 2.79 ERA, 2.78 FIP, and 3.29 xFIP.
— Daniel Brim (@DanielBrim) July 22, 2015
There’s no way anyone — including the nerds in the front office or the nerds on the Internet — could have predicted or expected this kind of performance from a guy acquired for #CashConsiderations.
Yasmani Grandal and Alberto Callaspo were the only Dodgers to get multiple hits, and both factored into the scoring. Grandal scored a run after doubling in the fifth, and Callaspo is the one who drove him in. Jimmy Rollins had an RBI double and Joc Pederson and RBI single to account for the Dodgers’ offense.
Julio Teheran was really good today for the Braves — 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 11 K — but minimal run support and one bad inning were his undoing. The Dodgers were also able to draw two more walks off the Braves’ bullpen.
Howie Kendrick had a day on defense with two diving plays and seven infield assists.