Anderson Baffles the Mets

Friday, June 3, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

On the night when the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated the LGBTQ community, the Dodgers walloped the New York Mets 6-to-1.

Before the game, the Dodgers must place Edwin Ríos on the IL and recall Eddy Alvarez from Triple-A. After missing almost the entire 2021 season with shoulder surgery, Ríos was having a great rebound season with seven home runs in 86 at-bats. Thursday, Ríos suffered a severe hamstring injury, where the muscle separated from the bone. Alvarez is a utility fielder who is a multi-sport Olympic medalist. The Dodgers hope Ríos can return in four to six weeks.

When the Dodgers signed Tyler Anderson, many Dodger fans did not know how much he would contribute to the team’s success. Anderson has been a Godsend after both Andrew Heaney and Clayton Kershaw injured themselves. Anderson continued his 26 scoreless innings Friday night against the Mets. He used his phenomenal changeup to baffle the opponent to earn his Major League Baseball leading seventh win. He had flawless control through his six innings.

Yency Almonte allowed a home run to Pete Alfonso. Caleb Ferguson started the eighth and got the first two outs in his second Major-League outing since having Tommy John surgery. Daniel Hudson retired the last four outs of the game.

In the second inning, after Justin Turner singled, Cody Bellinger homered. Bellinger reached on an error to open the fourth and scored on Zach McKinstry’s first Major-League home run of the year. In the seventh, Mookie Betts doubled and scored on Trea Turner’s infield single, and in the eighth, Chris Taylor homered.

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