Mat Latos will start for the Dodgers on Thursday in San Diego. And then?
The final three games of the four-game series at Petco Park are still up in the air. One start will probably go to right-hander Mike Bolsinger, who was recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday and hasn’t pitched for the Dodgers since July 29.
“We’ve been wanting to slip him into the rotation to either move somebody forward or to give someone an extra day, but we haven’t really decided an exact day or anything like that,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Just if somebody needs a blow, kind of looking at all our guys individually and what’s best for them.”
Bolsinger has taken batting practice with the Dodgers’ starting pitchers. His next start is a question of if, not when. Bolsinger has faced the Padres twice this year. He hurled eight shutout innings at Dodger Stadium in May. In June, he allowed two runs in 4 ⅔ innings.
Bolsinger has a 2.83 ERA in 16 starts for the Dodgers this season.