Heaney and a 7-Run Fourth Extends the Dodger Winning Streak

Sunday, April 17, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

On a beautiful Easter Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers lengthened their winning streak to six as they routed the Cincinnati Reds 9-to-1. For the first time since 1975, the Dodgers swept the Reds in a four-game series.

Before the season, most Dodger fans and many baseball-knowledgeable people thought Andrew Heaney would be difficult for his new team. He had difficulty keeping the ball in the stadiums. Before signing with the Dodgers, Heaney established a good working relationship with Dodger pitching coach Mark Prior.

After a disastrous spring training performance, Heaney has pitched 10.1 scoreless innings. He debuted a fabulous new slider baffling the opposing hitters. Since Heaney is a fast worker, he is a pleasure to watch. His two regular-season performances have helped to rest for the Dodger bullpen.

Both Alex Vesia and Evan Phillips, who allowed a run, have pitched outstandingly this season.

Although the Dodgers exploded seven runs in the fourth inning, Trea Turner did not extend his twenty-six-game hitting streak. Since becoming a Dodger last August, Turner has been an offensive force. Sunday Freddie Freeman had four hits.

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