The Dodgers Won on the 75th Anniversary of Robinson Breaking the Color Barrier

Friday, April 15, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

On the seventy-fifth anniversary of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Mrs. Rachel Robinson, ninety-nine years young, made an appearance and watched her son David and her throw out the ceremonial first pitch. On a typical beautiful spring evening at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers inched out the Cincinnati Reds 3-to-1.

The Dodgers scored a run in the second inning on Max Muncy’s double and Chris Taylor’s single. In the third inning, Gavin Lux singled and scored on Trea Turner’s triple. In the fifth, the Dodgers took advantage of a bases-loaded walk to score a run, but they could have scored much more.

After a poor start in Colorado, Tony Gonsolin performed well for four innings even though he still struggled with his control walking three and striking out two. With the abbreviated spring training, Gonsolin’s four innings were a good outing.

Tyler Anderson, a thirty-two-year-old lefty who signed with the Dodgers, pitched four innings and allowed a run. He changed speeds effectively to baffle the young Reds. Craig Kimbrel had the second save as a Dodger.

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