The most impressive performance at Dodger Stadium today — and I can’t always write this — came from the spectators, announced at 50,182. Despite the fact that the Dodgers haven’t scored more than two runs in a game all week, they stuck around to the bitter end of an 11-3 loss. Carlos Frias, who was shelled for eight runs in the first two innings alone, has done this before.
The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.
Yasmani Grandal’s injury and a hot bat weren’t the only reasons Austin Barnes was called up to the majors.
Carlos Frias matched a career high with six innings pitched and lowered his ERA to 2.55 in the Dodgers’ 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. (Associated Press photo)
SAN FRANCISCO — When we reflect on today in the coming weeks and months, we probably won’t remember the Dodgers losing 2-0 to the San Francisco Giants. We’ll probably remember Hector Olivera passing a physical (particularly if his elbow becomes an issue in the future) and becoming a millionaire, and Hyun-Jin Ryu going from a “question mark phase” to a “Dr. Neal ElAttrache phase.” The two storylines are potentially related, and you can read about that here.
Don’t judge the book by its cover; the game offered a couple takeaways: One, sometimes good offenses don’t score. Two, Carlos Frias is fun to watch. He’s a rookie. He’s also 24 — not as young as Joc Pederson or even Yasiel Puig, but he’s just as raw as either of them in terms of showing emotion. I explored these truths in tonight’s game story.
The box score is here.
Mike Bolsinger threw 5 2/3 innings in his Dodgers debut and did not allow a run until his final pitch. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
DENVER — The Dodgers will not use Saturday’s rainout to skip their fifth starter’s turn in the rotation, in spite of the fact that they don’t have a fifth starter. Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Brett Anderson and Carlos Frias are the only starters on their 25-man roster at the moment.
Rather, Greinke will start on Monday and Frias will start Wednesday. The Dodgers will likely recall a pitcher from the minor leagues to pitch Tuesday against the Miami Marlins, and it will likely be Mike Bolsinger.