After playing 2,090 games for the Philadelphia Phillies, Jimmy Rollins is set to play his first one against them.
Rollins is on the opposite side for the first time Monday night when he and theLos Angeles Dodgers host the Phillies.
Acquired from Philadelphia in exchange for pitchers Zach Eflin and Tom Windle in December, the shortstop enjoyed a storied 14-season tenure with the Phillies. He was a three-time All-Star and the 2007 NL MVP and a key member of the 2008 World Series champion club.
His 2,306 hits are the most in franchise history, but his relationship with the team seemed to sour in recent years.
“It wasn’t the best,” he [...]
Mike Bolsinger had a rough day on the mound and the Dodgers mounted only three hits in an 8-0 loss to the Mets Sunday afternoon.
The Dodgers struggled all day at the plate against Mets rookie Steven Matz. Kike Hernandez led off the game with a single and moved to second when Adrian Gonzalez was hit by a pitch, but the Dodgers failed to score in the [...]
Sunday’s pitching matchup between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers might not measure up to the name recognition of the first two games, but Steven Matz and Mike Bolsinger aren’t exactly weighing down their respective staffs.
Two of the lesser-known arms on two of the better pitching clubs in the majors square off with the three-game series on the line.
The Dodgers (46-36) evened the series with Saturday’s 4-3 win as Zack Greinke got the better of Matt Harvey, which came a night after Noah Syndergaard and Clayton Kershaw deferred to the bullpens.
Los Angeles got a home run from Adrian Gonzalez for a second straight game and third [...]