Here’s a new post for the second half of a four game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mike Bolsinger is the starting pitcher tonight. Why?
Alex Wood is on the disabled list with sore muscles and perhaps a problem with his pitching elbow. Kenta Maeda still has swelling in his pitching hand after getting hit with a batted ball in his most recent start. Ross Stripling is in AAA, in order to conserve his innings count. Hyun-Jin Ryu has had a setback on his path back to live MLB pitching. Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson – who are those guys, again? Oh yeah, they’re hurt too and nowhere near to returning.
So Bolsinger goes tonight, then Julio Urias will likely start tomorrow’s early day game (starts at 11:20 PDT/ 1:20 pm CDT / 2:20 pm EDT).