The Los Angeles Dodgers sent their pitching ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound to face the Washington Nationals Max Scherzer. This was a fantastic pitching match up and runs were few and far between. The Dodgers only scored 4 runs up in Washington, it turned out to be enough. The final score was 4-3 and a late inning rally the Natonals had hoped for, did not come to pass.
The Nationals did battle back after being down 4-0 early in the game. The triumphant come back almost happened, however the Dodgers bull pen took over in the 7th inning. Kershaw had thrown over 100 pitches in the game. He did finish on a strong note after pitching his way out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the 6th inning. Bryce Harper got a key double that started the 6th inning rally, but he would not score as and he was left stranded at third base.
Max Scherzer did pitch a very good game despite allowing early runs to the Dodgers. Giving up home runs is a difficult hole to climb out of, but Scherzer and the Nationals almost found a way. Corey Seager and Justin Turner of the Dodgers enjoyed watching their home runs early. The Nationals stuck with Scherzer and their bullpen in Washington did not get much of a work out. The Nationals were without their pitching ace Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg was on the Disabled List after throwing probably too many innings in Washington for his manager, Dusty Baker. There was talk about Strasburg possibly returning from the DL, however no one will ever know if he could of pitched better than Kershaw last night. The Nationals need a win today and a win on the road in Los Angeles to regain their home field advantage. Enjoy the game this afternoon!