Dodgers: Tyler Anderson Loses No-Hit Bid in the 9th Inning
It was a night to remember for Tyler Anderson and the Dodgers. With the Angels in town for the final game of a 2-game series, Anderson showed up in the biggest ways possible. One of the most surprising pieces of this starting staff twirled a gem and threw a ton of pitches in the process.
Anderson had a no-hitter going through 8 innings but was already at 117 pitches. Dave Roberts is notoriously protective of his pitchers, often resulting in guys being pulled during no-hit bids or potential perfect games. But that didn’t happen on Wednesday night.
Doc sent Anderson out there in the 9th with the potential of going up near 130 pitches to complete the no-no. And despite the fact that he did not get it, the Dodgers pitchers expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity after the game.
“You can’t say enough about that. You may never have a chance to do that again, you know? In however many years of pitching, throwing eight no-hit (innings) is, I’ve taken it through six, seven before. Getting through eight, you want to give it a chance. We’ve got some off-days coming up so you want a chance to at least try.”
Anderson would eventually allow a triple to Shohei Ohtani in the 9th inning with 1 out. That promoted Roberts to remove him from the game with a ridiculous 123 pitches under his belt. But Dodgers fans made their appreciation known, giving him a standing ovation as he walked off of the field.
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The Dodgers bats also happened to wake up in this one. Will Smith crushed an early 3-run shot off of Reid Detmers and Trea Turner added a solo shot of his own. That would be all they needed to take down the Angels behind Anderson’s ridiculous start.
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