The Dodgers Have a Laughter

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

On a pleasant Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers completed the doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks as they walloped the Diamondbacks 12-to-3.

Although Tyler Anderson allowed two solo home runs in the first, he gave the Dodgers what they needed to survive playing three games within forty-eight hours. After having a disastrous outing against the Philadelphia Phillies, Anderson changed speeds to baffle the young weak-hitting team. He limited his pitch count to go seven innings. Phil Bickford pitched a scoreless eighth. With a humongous lead, manager Dave Roberts allowed Hanser Alberto to pitch. While he gave up a run, Alberto’s willingness to pitch preserved the Dodger bullpen.

Coming out of a doubleheader, the Dodgers are in good shape. Although they used six pitchers in the first game of the doubleheader, none of them went that long. Thanks to Anderson’s efficiency, the Dodgers did not use many pitchers.

The Dodger offensive attack was a whole team effort. For the first time in his Major-League career batting in cleanup, Edwin Ríos hit a three-run homer. Freddie Freeman had three doubles, and Trea Turner had an important two-run single. Gavin Lux had a double.

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