Tyler Anderson’s no-hit bid broken up with one out in the ninth
Tyler Anderson came within two outs of history. Then Shohei Ohtani smoked a triple down the right-field line.
That’s how Anderson’s pursuit of a no-hitter ended, Ohtani lacing a first-pitch cutter with one out in the ninth into the corner, the ball getting past a diving effort by Mookie Betts for the Angels’ first hit of the game.
It marked the end of Anderson’s night, the left-hander leaving the mound to a standing ovation.
Ohtani scored in the next at-bat, but the Dodgers went on to win and sweep the two-game Freeway Series.
Final: Dodgers 4, Angels 1
Tyler Anderson has no-hitter through eight
Tyler Anderson is three outs from history.
Despite walking the leadoff batter in the eighth and giving up a hard ground ball that Trea Turner knocked down for a fielder’s choice, Anderson escaped the frame with his no-hitter intact after striking out Taylor Ward to retire the side.
He has thrown a career-high 117 pitches.
Mid 8th: Dodgers lead 4-0
Tyler Anderson still working on no-hitter, despite apparent elbow discomfort
With two outs in the fifth inning, Dave Roberts emerged from the dugout.
He noticed Tyler Anderson — in the midst of a no-hitter — was flexing his left hand on the mound.
Before Roberts or any member of the training staff even reached the infield, however, Anderson waved them away. He completed that inning, and the sixth as well, even though he continued to grab at his elbow and forearm between innings.
Through six hitless frames, he has thrown 87 pitches.
End 6th: Dodgers lead 4-0
Trea Turner hits home run, Tyler Anderson through four hitless innings
Initially, it appeared the Angels had a hit in their first at-bat of the night.
Leading off the game, Taylor Ward hit a shallow fly ball to right center. Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts collided trying to make the catch and dropped the ball — though still threw out Ward as he tried to reach second base.
Initially, the play was ruled a single, before later being changed to an error on Bellinger, who had the ball in his glove for a split-second before it dropped to the ground.
However, the scorer later changed the decision to an error — paving the way for Anderson, who hasn’t given up any other hits since then, to carry a no-hitter into the fifth inning.
The Dodgers have also extended their lead, courtesy of Trea Turner’s solo home run to lead off the third.
Mid 4th: Dodgers lead 4-0
Dodgers take early lead, but Mike Trout robs Chris Taylor of a home run
Will Smith hit a three-run homer in the first inning.
Mike Trout robbed Chris Taylor of doing the same.
Smith’s blast, his eighth of the season, gave the Dodgers an early 3-0 edge. Later in a 36-pitch first inning for Angels starter Reid Detmers, Taylor had appeared to hit one of his own, sending a deep fly ball to center field.
Trout, however, leapt up at the wall and robbed it, timing his jump perfectly to record the third out of the inning.
End 1st: Dodgers lead 3-0
Anthony Rendon out of lineup, but not on IL; Tyler Anderson and Reid Detmers face off on mound
Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon wasn’t in the lineup Wednesday, but wasn’t placed on the injured list either despite aggravating a right wrist injury on Tuesday night.
Angels manager Phil Nevin said Rendon is day to day.
Here’s the team’s full lineup for Wednesday, when left-hander Reid Detmers (2-2, 3.83 ERA) will be on the mound:
For the Dodgers, left-hander Tyler Anderson (7-0, 3.07 ERA) will take the bump in what will be his 10th start of the season — and likely far from his last.
With Walker Buehler out for at least the next 2-3 months with an elbow strain, Anderson’s once tenuous spot in the rotation now seems secured.
Anderson will be trying to bounce back from a poor outing his last time out, when he had a 28-inning scoreless streak snapped in a three-plus inning, four-run start against the Chicago White Sox last year.
Here’s the Dodgers full lineup:
With Tony Gonsolin pitching like a top cat, Dodgers just might make it to October
In a season during which Clayton Kershaw has broken the team strikeout record and Sandy Koufax will get a statue, the Dodgers’ legendary pitching legacy just added a new ace.
Well, uh, yeah.
He is barely visible behind his long black hair and beard, and barely recognizable with his newfound insistence on throwing strikes.
He is the pitcher who only became a pitcher because his college team ran out of pitchers. He is the pitcher with the career 9.45 postseason earned-run average. He is the piggyback pitcher, one who shared his first two starts this season with Tyler Anderson because the Dodgers didn’t trust him to do it all himself.
And, oh yeah, of course, he is the pitcher who in his four Dodgers seasons has been best known for his affinity for house cats.
Angels’ Phil Nevin shuffles his coaches; Anthony Rendon leaves loss with wrist injury
Phil Nevin has switched around some of his coaches.
The Angels’ interim manager, with the blessing of general manager Perry Minasian, changed the roles of three coaches — moves he said he had been thinking about the last few days.
Mike Gallego will become the regular third base coach. Nevin had been in that role before he was named interim manager last week when Joe Maddon was fired.
“I look at this as really three promotions for each coach,” Nevin said before Tuesday night’s 2-0 loss to the Dodgers in the Freeway Series opener at Dodger Stadium. “[Mike] has also been doing our defensive alignment on the infield. I know as a third base coach, you got a lot going on.”
ICYMI: Tony Gonsolin continues stellar start as Dodgers beat Angels to open Freeway Series
The first time Tony Gonsolin walked off the mound mid-inning Tuesday night, it was by accident, the Dodgers starter heading for the dugout prematurely when he mistakenly thought the second out in the third inning was the third.
In the top of the seventh, Gonsolin vacated the rubber in the middle of an inning again. This time there was no mix up. When manager Dave Roberts came to pull him after 6 1/3 scoreless innings, he didn’t have a choice.
The Dodgers went on to beat the Angels in the first of a two-game Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium, winning 2-0 behind a bases-loaded walk from Angels starter Noah Syndergaard in the fourth, a solo home run by Mookie Betts in the eighth, and a save from closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth after he escaped a bases-loaded jam.
How to watch and stream the Dodgers this season
Here’s a look at the Dodgers broadcast and streaming schedule for the remainder of the 2022 regular season: