Clayton Kershaw dominated the Nationals to propel the Dodgers to a 4-2 win and evened the series at one apiece.
Kershaw walked none and struck out 14 batters in his eight innings of work, limiting the Nationals to three hits. I could write more, but why bother?
Look at this shit:
Yeah, Kershaw was so locked in he was throwing plus change-ups to righties and making them look dumb.
Enrique Hernandez sums it up:
For once the Dodgers offense actually failed a ton with runners in scoring position (3-for-12, 12 LOB) like everybody thinks they do all the time, mainly because they got there enough today, totalling 17 baserunners on 13 hits. Two RBI singles from Yasiel Puig, an RBI single from Justin Turner, and a sacrifice fly from Andre Ethier was fortunately enough cushion for the win today despite the hardships.
As it turned out, the team did need a bit of cushion, because while Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the ninth, that wasn’t before allowing a two-run homer to Bryce Harper, who Kershaw struck out three times. Then again, it would’ve been only a solo shot if Jimmy Rollins could’ve just made a half-hard chance at short.
Either way, a relatively stress-free win on a Saturday.