LOS ANGELES – It was mid-March and Tyler Anderson wasn’t fairly certain what he needed to do. Spring Training was underway and he was nonetheless a free agent. He had a couple of gives on the desk, a few of them as a beginning pitcher.
But when the Dodgers got here calling, the veteran left-hander was intrigued about what the pitching-friendly group may assist him untap. The catch, nonetheless, was that Anderson was probably going to function a depth piece and pitch out of the bullpen to start the season.
Since then, Anderson has proved to be some of the essential items for the Dodgers. Starters Walker Buehler, Andrew Heaney and Clayton Kershaw have all been injured sooner or later this season, opening the door for Anderson to get an elevated position.
The left-hander has responded to the chance with the very best begin of his profession. On Wednesday, Anderson capped off his magical begin to the season with among the finest begins of his life, coming simply two outs away from finishing the twenty fourth no-hitter in franchise historical past within the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Angels at Dodger Stadium.
Anderson dominated the Angels’ lineup. The buzz at Dodger Stadium grew after each out. A nearly sold-out crowd held its breath with each pitch. But on Anderson’s 123rd pitch of the night time, a profession excessive, reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani broke up the no-hit bid with a one-out triple into the right-field nook.