Max Muncy, Walker Buehler lead Dodgers to Game 1 win | Nationals-Dodgers NLDS Game Highlights
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Walker Buehler tossed six scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 6-0 Game 1 win!
The Dodgers will turn to Clayton Kershaw on Friday night, with the hopes that he can give the team a 2-0 edge over the Nationals in the NLDS. Walker Buehler threw six scoreless innings last night, as the Dodgers picked up the 6-0 victory to kick off the series.
For Kershaw, this will be the 31st game of his postseason career. The narrative is evident. Though he’s proven to be one of the best pitchers of our generation, he still has yet to overcome his struggles in October. In his career, he’s 9-10 with a 4.32 ERA.
The Washington Nationals entered Game 3 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers hoping to take the series lead at home. A seven-run sixth inning from the Dodgers crushed any chance the Nats had. The Dodgers took Game 3 over the Nationals by a 10-4 final, putting Washington on the brink of elimination and Los Angeles one win away from the team's fourth straight NLCS.
Six of the runs from the sixth inning were charged to Patrick Corbin, who came in as a reliever in Game 3. Justin Turner's three-run homer off Wander Suero was the exclamation point on the inning. Russell Martin and Enrique Hernandez each recorded RBI doubles earlier in the frame.
The Nationals sent Anibal Sanchez, not Max Scherzer, to the mound in Game 3. Sanchez had a great start, finishing his five-inning outing with one earned run, nine strikeouts (a season-high) and just two walks. For the Dodgers, Cy Young candidate Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up two earned runs and four hits over five innings.
Max Scherzer struck out seven over seven innings and Ryan Zimmerman hit a three-run homer in the Nationals' 6-1 Game 4 win.
Davey Martinez and the Washington Nationals didn’t resort to another bullpen appearance from a starting pitcher Monday night, thank God. That’s a gimmick that was bound to fail the more it’s used, either spectacularly and all at once, or cumulatively, or both. It already blew up in their faces Sunday night; Monday, a quivering-with-adrenaline Max Scherzer made it unnecessary with a masterful start in a 6–1 Nationals win.
Scherzer, as in his start in Washington’s win over the Brewers in the NL Wild Card game, got touched up early. The dreaded Justin Turner, who has been an absolute terror for Nats pitchers in this series, smoked a home run to left in the first inning, when Scherzer left a fastball up in the zone.
Los Angeles Dodgers fans are not happy the season has come to an end and they are taking their frustrations out on star pitcher Clayton Kershaw as they ran over his jersey over outside Dodger Stadium.
In the fifth game of the National League Divisional Series on Wednesday night, Kershaw, who is normally a starting pitcher, came into the game to help finish the Washington Nationals off since they were leading 3-1.
But in the top of the eighth inning, Kershaw gave up back-to-back home runs and the Nationals ended up winning the game 7-3.