Dodgers: Tyler Anderson Brilliant Again in Series Sweep
At this point, the Dodgers have to feel like one of the luckiest teams in all of baseball. They picked up Tyler Anderson this off-season with the intention of keeping him around as depth. Ideally, they wouldn’t need him at all.
But if last season taught us all anything, it’s that you can never have too much pitching. The Dodgers knew that and scooped him up for their staff.
Anderson was back out on the mound again for the Dodgers on Sunday. He went 6 innings again and dominated the whole way through. The southpaw gave up 5 hits but punched out 6 and kept up his impressive scoreless streak.
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On the offensive side of things, Will Smith got things going in the 2nd inning. He launched a solo shot to get the Dodgers on the board, while Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner drove in a pair the following inning.
That’s all the Dodgers needed to take the series sweep. The bullpen locked it down with Craig Kimbrel slamming the door in the 9th inning. That was the 10th save for Kimbrel this season.
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Kimbrel hardly slammed the door. He’s asked to get 3 outs; it’d be nice to see him get them in order occasionally.
You are correct. Kimbrel stinks, giving up one or more runs while getting his saves.
Dodgers need to start workin’ on
other options- perhaps a closer by
committee approach. With just about
two-thirds of the season left- Kimbrall’s #’s
will just get worse. I don’t think him sittin’ so
much ‘tween appearances is what’s hurtin’ him.
Perhaps he needs a change-up within his mix to get
batters more confused! Almonte in a small sample size
has looked good & Hudson has closed quite often!
Kimbrel’s 10 saves are tainted. He usually gives up a run or more.
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Yep my comments often do not appear either. As for Anderson, that leg thing has got to be distracting. He has been just what we needed. And Kimbrel has not exactly been lights out. Roberts should put him in with two or three run leads. Hudson or someone else with a one run lead. He hasn’t hurt us so far. But we need a lights out closer the second half. Even if it is by commitee.