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Tyler Anderson Appreciated Mookie Betts’ Effort

Tyler Anderson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers tips his hat to the crowd after being relieved during a game against the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 4-1.
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In Wednesday’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels, Tyler Anderson came awfully close to throwing a no-hitter.

He pitched 8.1 innings without allowing any hits, but Shohei Ohtani ruined the party with one out in the ninth inning.

The talented two-way star roped a hard-hit liner to right field that ended up being a triple.

He came around to score a batter later, but that was all the damage the Angels could inflict on the night, and the Dodgers won 4-1.

Right fielder Mookie Betts tried his best to salvage the pitching gem, but his dive wasn’t enough to stop the hard-hit ball.

According to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, Anderson thanked Betts for his effort, but said he knew it was a hit from the moment Ohtani made contact.

“Tyler Anderson said he knew it was a hit off the bat. ‘It was a nice gesture,’ he quipped of Betts’ dive,” was Ardaya’s tweet.

 

It Just Wasn’t Meant To Be For Anderson

Every no-hitter has at least one spectacular, unbelievable play to save a hit from going up on the scoreboard, and Betts’ dive could have very well been “the one” in this game.

But fate just didn’t think it was Anderson’s day to make history.

It happens: he needs to move on and keep dominating the way he has this season; and maybe, just maybe, he will have another shot eventually.

The Dodgers are really happy with Anderson, as he has an 8-0 record and a 2.82 ERA after the excellent outing.

He has been a breath of fresh air for the Dodgers’ rotation and one of the reasons they have been so competitive even after losing Max Scherzer, Trevor Bauer, Josiah Gray, and, others.




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