Illness forces Bolsinger's early exit vs. D-backs

Dodgers starter leaves after fourth inning with stomach ailment

Illness forces Bolsinger's early exit vs. D-backs

PHOENIX -- Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger left Monday night's 10-6 loss to Arizona after throwing four scoreless innings with possible food poisoning.

The Dodgers were leading, 4-0, when Bolsinger was visited on the mound by athletic trainer Stan Conte during the fourth inning, but remained in the game to finish off the frame.

But when his spot in the batting order came up in the top of the fifth inning, Alex Guerrero was sent up to pinch-hit and Joel Peralta replaced Bolsinger on the mound for the bottom of the fifth. Bolsinger allowed three hits with four strikeouts and 48 pitches.

Bolsinger thought a meal he had over the weekend in Miami might be responsible. He received an IV before the game.

"That'll teach me to never eat oysters," Bolsinger said.

Bolsinger, purchased from Arizona last winter, was making his 11th start as the rotation replacement for another former D-Back, Brandon McCarthy, who is out for the season with Tommy John surgery.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.