MLB on Sling TV: Dodgers at Cubs on ESPN; Regional Action on Fox Sports Networks

Jun 01, 2016 by Scott Ross

Los Angeles Dodgers (Bolsinger 1-1, 4.50) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 5-3, 2.48) 8pm ET on ESPN

Mike Bolsinger was a solid presence in the back of LA’s rotation last year, pitching 109 ⅓ innings with a 3.91 ERA, and subsequently was slated to be the Dodgers’ fifth starter this year, but instead opened the season in the minors, rehabbing from a strained oblique. He’s made just two starts this year, the first one a spot start that earned him a quick trip back to the minors, as he gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out just 2, in 4 ⅓ innings in an 8-1 loss to the Angels. Undaunted, he returned on May 24, faring much better: 5 ⅔ IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 SO.

Jon Lester, like most of all the Cubs, has been fantastic in 2016, showing the form that led Chicago to back the money trunk up to his house two offseasons ago. His lone bad start came last week, as the Giants roughed him up for 5 runs in 2 ⅔ innings, but he bounced right back Friday against the Phillies, giving up 2 runs on over 6 ⅓, while striking out 7. Dude still can’t throw to first base, however.

The Dodgers did the unthinkable on Tuesday, beating Jake Arrieta 5-0, with Corey Seager going 3-for-5 with a homer and 3 RBI, and Scott Kazmir allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk over 6 shutout innings, while striking out 7. It was the first game started by Arrieta that the Cubs have lost since July of 2015.

Watch the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs at 8pm ET Wednesday on ESPN by subscribing to the Best of Live TV package..

Don’t miss the action on your local FOX Sports Regional Network:

St. Louis Cardinals (Garcia 4-4, 3.47) at Milwaukee Brewers (Davies 2-3, 5.40) 1:40pm ET on FOX Sports Midwest

Minnesota Twins (Dean 1-1, 3.43) at Oakland Athletics (Manaea 1-3, 7.03) 3:35pm ET on FOX Sports North

Texas Rangers (Hamels 5-1, 3.34) at Cleveland Indians (Bauer 3-2, 4.34) 6:10pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest & SportsTime Ohio

Detroit Tigers (Fulmer 4-1, 3.97) at Los Angeles Angels (Shoemaker 3-5, 5.96) 7:05pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit & FOX Sports West

New York Yankees (Tanaka 3-0, 2.89) at Toronto Blue Jays (Sanchez 4-1, 3.29) 7:07pm ET on YES

Pittsburgh Pirates (Niese 5-2, 4.42) at Miami Marlins (Conley 3-3, 4.15) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida

San Francisco Giants (Suarez 1-1, 2.25) at Atlanta Braves (Perez 2-1, 3.72) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Southeast

Arizona Diamondbacks (Ray 2-4, 4.67) at Houston Astros (Fiers 3-3, 5.20) 8:10pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona

Tampa Bay Rays (Archer 3-6, 4.62) at Kansas City Royals (Duffy 0-0, 3.23) 8:15pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City & Fox Sports Sun

Cincinnati Reds (Lamb 0-3, 6.85) at Colorado Rockies (Chatwood 6-3, 2.69) 8:40pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati

Seattle Mariners (Hernandez 4-4, 2.86) at San Diego Padres (Friedrich 1-1, 1.65) 10:10pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego

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All stats courtesy of ESPN and Baseball Reference

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