Dodgers Starter Unexpectedly Thriving


Tyler Anderson nearly joined an elite club last night. The Los Angeles Dodgers starter took a no-hitter into the ninth inning. Unfortunately, Shohei Ohtani of the L.A. Angels spoiled the fun with his one-out triple.   

Anderson has surprised the baseball world so far this season. Signed on for just one year last offseason, the pitcher has unexpectedly excelled in L.A.  

Over 67 innings, the starter has an immaculate record of 8-0, an ERA of 2.82, a 0.94 WHIP, along with an impressive 63 strikeouts. Anderson leads the Dodgers' rotation in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts. He's also only thrown 11 walks. 

Such success is something of a surprise from the thirty-two year old. 

Anderson was drafted 20th overall by the Colorado Rockies in 2011 and, up to now, his career has been nothing to write home about. 

In 6 seasons, the starter has recorded an unwieldy 4.62 ERA, and has given up 320 earned runs over 623 innings. Anderson has shifted around the league over the past several years, posting more losses than wins (29-38) before coming to L.A. 

Anderson's performance so far in Los Angeles, however, suggests a bright future with the Dodgers. Should such success continue, it seems likely the starter will be looking to re-sign after the season. After all, he sure seems to love L.A.     

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