You take the first step, then a second, and you see where it takes you. Or in the case of a pitcher, the first throw.
Monday, the Dodgers got their first look at Anderson in a game, and as first steps go, it worked out just fine.
Anderson threw two scoreless innings, holding the Giants to one hit in an exhibition game that ended in a 5-5 tie at Scottsdale Stadium. The Dodgers are now 4-1-2 on the spring.
Anderson did not walk a batter and induced five ground balls for outs, which is pretty much what he does when he's on. It was brief, but an encouraging first step.
Offensively, the Dodgers got a two-run homer from Yasiel Puig, a run-scoring double from Howie Kendrick, RBI singles from
The pitchers who followed Anderson gave the Dodgers equal doses of good and bad.
On the positive side,