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.
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