Dodgers-Reds. Game Two of three. The return (again) of Mike Bolsinger vs a pitcher making his ML debut. It was an even money bet.
2nd inning Dodgers 1-0
1,2,3 inning for Bolsinger.
1,2,3 as well.
Joc stole third and went home on a wild throw into left field. 3-2
6th inning Dodgers 3-2
Trayce Thompson hit a one-out double off the center field wall and ended up on third on an error.
That was all for Reds pitcher, Daniel Wright.
Yasiel Puig hit a long single off the right-center field wall scoring Thompson. 4-2
On a hit that glanced off the glove – and an error – by Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Yasiel Puig went from second all the way home and slid just under the tag. 5-2
Adam Liberatore closed it out.
Dodgers Win! 8-2 Three in a row!
Bolsinger delivered five quality innings, only giving up two runs. I would have loved to get at least six innings, but with this pitching staff, we’ll take what we can get.
The eight runs are certainly welcome, but slightly suspect, as back to back singles in the first inning ended up as only one run. JT’s blooper was barely a hit, and Adrian Gonzalez struck out. That took the air out of the inning and the Dodgers were quiet again until the fourth.
The later runs in the eighth came courtesy of the lousy Reds bullpen that quickly got Crawford and Grandal, then walked almost everyone until the bases were loaded. Turner just had to wait until the guy finally found the plate and grooved one for him. Runs are runs, but some are kinda lucky.
However, it still shines like three in a row in the standings, so it’s a happy night for the Boys in Blue, and something to build on for tomorrow night.
Mike Bolsinger (1-1) went 5 2/3 innings with 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 1 home run. ERA 4.50 (Still scary)
Dodger Doubles: Pederson, Thompson
Team with RISP: 4 for 15 (Also scary)