Nationals beat Dodgers 4-2 in Game 2 of NLDS
Last night, the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 2 of the NLDS, which now ties the series 1-1. Stephen Strasburg threw six innings that yielded three hits, one run, and ten strikeouts. Sean Doolittle, Max Scherzer, and Daniel Hudson provided excellent relief, and Hudson earned the save despite a shaky ninth inning. The Nationals will now take the series home in hopes of winning two to move on to the NLCS.
In the first inning, Howie Kendrick hit an RBI single to score Trea Turner. In the second, Adam Eaton hit an RBI single to score Victor Robles, and then Anthony Rendon hit an RBI double to score Eaton. Finally, in the eighth, Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI single to score Ryan Zimmerman, despite Cabrera getting thrown out at second. This truly shows that the Nationals are “staying in the fight” and playing it all out for the long run, and behind excellent pitching is an excellent offense.
Tomorrow night, the Nationals will take on the Dodgers at home at Nationals Park. Max Scherzer will get the ball to face Hyun-Jin Ryu. First pitch is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcasted on TBS.