The Dodgers rebounded quite nicely from their annoying 8-6 loss to the Brewers in the series opener. Justin Turner had quite a night as he continues his quest to turn his season around and troll Oscar in the process. Turner drove in all three runs for the Dodgers on Friday night. That included two solo home runs and a walk-off single in the bottom of the tenth to give the Dodgers a 3-2 win. Is the red dream back? Mega prospect Julio Urias struck out 8 over 5 frames and the Dodgers evened the series. Tonight they’ll give the ball to four inning man Mike Bolsinger. The Brewers will counter with Chase Anderson.
For the Brewers, the 28-year old right hander Anderson has made 13 starts for the Brewers and posted a 4-6 record with a 4.42 ERA. Anderson was acquired along with Aaron Hill in the Jean Segura trade and has pitched somewhat respectable. Over 71.1 innings pitched he’s whiffed 57 and walked 19.He’s prone to the long ball however as he’s given up 14 on the season. Poor fly ball to ground ball ratios has caused his issues this season.
Dodgers Lineup vs. Milwaukee
Chase Anderson-4-6 vs. Mike Bolsinger-1-4
Game Time – 7:10 PM TV- SNLA
Anderson is 1-1 with a 3.51 ERA in 6 career starts against the Dodgers. Remember he’s seen the Dodgers a lot from his days with Dbacks. He’s been very good at Dodger Stadium with an 0-1 record and a 1.96 ERA in 4 career starts. Turner has never faced Anderson, but the rest of the Dodgers have. Yasmani Grandal has 3 career home runs and Adrian Gonzalez is 4 for 11.
Anderson vs. Dodgers
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Mike Bolsinger will counter for the Dodgers. The former Dback and teammate of Anderson has been pretty horrendous this season. Over 5 starts Bolsinger is 1-4 with a 5.76 ERA. He has struck out 24 in 25 innings though, and walked 7. He’s made 3 career starts against the Brewers and is 0-1 with a 4.67 ERA. Bolsinger has not pitched past the sixth inning in any of his starts and has lost three consecutive decisions. The Brewers are 8 for 25 (.320) against Bolsinger with two home runs.
Bolsinger vs. Brewers
The Dodgers still have a long way to go if they want to catch the Giants in the NL West. However Turner getting hot is a big boost to the offense and might help me not say funny things on twitter. Now if only 5 or 6 other Dodgers would start hitting that would be great. I’m just saying. Try to stay hydrated because it’s a hot one out there. Enjoy your Saturday!