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Dodgers News: Angels Scratch Anderson From Scheduled Start at Dodger Stadium

Old friend Tyler Anderson has been pulled from the starting rotation and is going into the Angels’ bullpen for the two game series this weekend at Dodger Stadium. The series against the Dodgers is the last one before the All-Star break.

After the 2022 season when Anderson was an All-Star and went 15 wins and 5 losses with a 2.57 ERA in a Dodger uniform, many Dodger fans wanted their favorite team to re-sign the left-hander. However, most baseball analysts projected Anderson would have a worse performance in 2023 than he did in 2022.

Early in the free agency season after 2022, the Los Angeles Angels gave Anderson a three-year, $39 million deal. This disappointed many Dodger fans, but the “experts” were correct.

This season, Anderson pitched 79.2 innings, but he won 4 and lost 2 with a 5.20 ERA. He struck out 65 while walking 35.

If Dodger fans wanted to see Anderson start at Dodger Stadium, they will be disappointed. Angel manager Phil Nevin thinks Anderson will be better out of the bullpen than Griffin Canning and Reid Detmers.

The Angels have a weakened lineup with Mike Trout out for the next month with a broken wrist on the IL. Earlier this season, the Dodgers swept the Angels at Angels Stadium.

Since injuries have decimated the Dodger starting rotation, fans still wanted to see Anderson start. Anderson has a higher-than-desirable ERA, but he has proven to be durable over the course of his career. Fans wanted to see what is causing Anderson’s problems. The Dodgers just need to beat both Canning and Detmers to maintain their position or gain ground on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West.

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