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Preview: Carlos Frias And Dodgers Look To Bounce Back In Arizona



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Monday night’s loss was a tough one for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as starter Mike Bolsinger was cruising through four innings with a 4-0 lead in Arizona until bad shellfish got the best of him. The bullpen was not able to hold multiple leads, and the Diamondbacks were able to earn a 10-6 comeback victory. The win was the first for Arizona against the Dodgers in their last eight tries.

The National League West rivals are back at it again Tuesday night, with Carlos Frias making his 12th start of the season for the Dodgers. The righty is 5-5 with a 4.31 ERA on the season. Frias has a 0.75 ERA in two starts against the Diamondbacks this season. He went 6.2 innings while allowing one run in his last start against them.

Arizona will counter with former Dodger Rubby De La Rosa. The 26-year-old was one of the Dodgers best prospects until they traded him to the Boston Red Sox in the blockbuster trade that netted the Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, among others. He is 6-3 with a 4.69 ERA in 15 starts this season, but he has been pitching well as of late. He is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last three starts.

He has struggled against the Dodgers this season though. In two starts, he has given up 14 runs in 10 innings. Joc Pederson and Justin Turner, who are batting first and third respectively Tuesday for the Dodgers, both took De La Rosa deep in his last start against the Dodgers.

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been a Dodger killer in his career. He is batting .400 with eight home runs and 21 RBI in his last 15 games against Los Angeles.

The Dodgers bats will look to continue to stay hot in Arizona, as Pederson, Andre Ethier and Yasmani Grandal all homered giving the Dodgers 100 as a team on the season. Only the Houston Astros and New York Yankees have more.

Pederson’s homer on Monday was his 20th of the season, making him the first National League rookie to hit 20 homers before the All-star break since Albert Pujols in 2001.

Dodgers Lineup:

CF: Joc Pederson

2B: Howie Kendrick

3B: Justin Turner

1B: Adrian Gonzalez

RF: Yasiel Puig

LF: Andre Ethier

C: Yasmani Grandal

SS: Jimmy Rollins

P: Carlos Frias

Diamondbacks Lineup:

CF: A.J. Pollock

LF: David Peralta

1B: Paul Goldschmidt

RF: Yasmany Tomas

3B: Jake Lamb

C: Welington Castillo

2B: Chris Owings

SS: Nick Ahmed

P: Rubby De La Rosa

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Written by Staff Writer

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