LOS ANGELES (News4usonline) – Going into the second game the Los Angeles Dodgers matched up against the Los Angeles Angels, pitcher Tyler Anderson had been laying down the law on the mound this season, marking up an unblemished mark. Anderson’s 7-0 record to start off the season has put him listed as one of the throwers for the Dodgers this season.
Only Tony Gonsonlin has had a better early season for the Boys in Blue, going 8-0. Anderson has surpassed Clayton Kershaw (4-1) and walked past Walker Buehler (6-3) in the win-loss column thus far. It’s still early enough in the season that things can flip quickly.
However, the Dodgers’ left-handed flame-thrower has been pretty consistent in his outings.
As luck would have it, Anderson was on the mound against the Angels doing a follow-up job to Gonsolin, who shut out the Dodgers’ crosstown rivals, leading the way with just over six innings of work and six strikeouts to boot. So the obvious question would be what would Anderson do to match his teammate’s remarkable outing where he allowed only one hit?
Well, the Angels have a pretty decent young left-handed pitcher in Reid Detmers. Detmers didn’t come into the game with the same season resume as Anderson, but he did record a no-hitter early in the year. So, the rookie has some good stuff to work with. Anderson had better stuff working for him against the Angels.
For the first eight innings, Anderson carried a no-hitter. The Angels were on the verge of being shut out for the second time in two games. The Angels were successful in breaking up both, at least putting a run across the scoreboard and ending Anderson’s no-hit bid in the top of the ninth inning.
Anderson got the last laugh, winning his eighth game of the season and remaining undefeated (8-0) like Gonsolin. For the game, Anderson struck out eight batters and allowed just one hit in eight and one-third innings of work. Anderson got run support in the form of a three-run home run by Will Smith in the bottom of the first inning to give the Dodgers a quick 3-0 lead.
A solo blast by Trea Turner in the bottom of the third inning gave Anderson all the cushion he needed for the night. As for Anderson, the veteran pitcher who has been pretty much a journeyman throughout his career, he may finally have a home with Los Angeles. The Dodgers are the sixth team Anderson has played for in his seven seasons in the big leagues.
In 2021 alone, Anderson played for three different ballclubs (Seattle, Pittsburgh, Toronto).
This is Anderson’s first season with the Dodgers. So far, so good. With his eight wins, Anderson has already surpassed the number of victories in a season he had achieved previously. In his last five outings, Anderson has posted a 4-0 mark. Most of Anderson’s wins this season have been at home, where he is 5-0 at Dodger Stadium.
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