Anderson’s Brilliance Helps the Dodgers Win

Monday, May 23, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

On a humid Monday evening in Nation’s Capital, the Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of the Nationals’ poor pitching to blast them 10-to-1.

This spring training when the Dodgers signed lefthander Tyler Anderson as a free agent, only a few baseball fans paid much attention. He has been a Godsend, particularly after Andrew Heaney with a sore shoulder went on the IL. Except for his start against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Anderson has been marvelous, but his Monday start was his best in a Dodger uniform. Anderson retired the first sixteen straight batters. Over his eight innings, he dominated the Nationals by changing speeds masterfully. Phil Bickford allowed the only run that the Nationals scored.

The entire Dodger lineup contributed to the final score. Chris Taylor, who had been slumping, had an important triple. Mookie Betts had a two-run double, and Freddie Freeman had three hits and drove in two runs.

Sunday, the Dodgers signed Blake Treinen to a one-year contract extension. Although Treinen with right shoulder inflammation is on the IL and is not expected to return until the All-Star break, he played a crucial role in the Dodger bullpen during both the abbreviated 2020 and 2021 seasons.

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