And so it turns out the greatest off-season move by the
Nope, it should be absolutely clear by now, the best move made by everybody’s favorite Geek Squad was acquiring
Right now, the Dodgers could not possibly be happier with the deal, with Bolsinger again "spinning" it like some kind of crossbreed of Sandy Koufax and Bert Blyleven in the Dodgers' 2-0 victory over the Padres on Saturday before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 53,479.
All Bolsinger did was give up a single to San Diego leadoff hitter Yangervis Solarte in the first and then retire 23 consecutive batters. He threw a career-high eight innings and struck out a career-high eight without walking a man.
Bolsinger, who went 1-6 with a 5.50 ERA in 10 games for the Diamondbacks last season, is now 3-0 with a 0.71 ERA. This from a guy the Diamondbacks basically gave away.
He’d only thrown 92 pitches but the Dodgers called on
Bolsinger's turnaround early on is looking like one for the ages. He's 27 years old, a little late to suddenly reinvent yourself by learning to throw a curve at different speeds. Bolsinger never threw one pitch over 88 mph Saturday.
The Dodgers added one more against
Kennedy (2-4) otherwise pitched well, allowing the two runs on six hits, just not well enough to beat Bolsinger. Kennedy did not walk a batter and struck out six.