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Recap: Bolsinger Struggles, Offense Is Quiet In Lopsided Loss



Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Mike Bolsinger to the mound on Sunday looking for a series win against the New York Mets. The game didn’t start how the Dodgers would have liked, as the Mets scored a run in the first on three singles.

Offensively, the Dodgers got a leadoff single from Kiké Hernandez and got another runner when Adrian Gonzalez was hit by a pitch, but Yasiel Puig was unable to drive them in. Bolsinger got the Mets down in order in the second. Scott Van Slyke led off with a walk and stole second, but the next three hitters were retired to end the inning.

The Mets got their first two hitters on base in the third inning, but Bolsinger was able to escape the jam unscathed. In the bottom half, the Dodgers went down in order to keep the score at 1-0.

Johnny Monell and Ruben Tejada singled to start the fourth and Steven Matz drove in Monell with a groundout to make it 2-0. Juan Lagares then hit what would have been a routine grounder to Howie Kendrick, but the ball hit the second base umpire and it was a single. Curtis Granderson followed with a double that scored Tejada. A Wilmer Flores infield single with the bases loaded pushed the score to 4-0.

A Van Slyke walk was the only source of offense in the bottom half of the inning, and it was announced that Gonzalez had left the game. Bolsinger recovered from the previous inning to retire the Mets in order. A.J. Ellis led off the fifth with a single to left, but was left there as the next three hitters were retired.

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Written by Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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