The Dodgers fell 8-3 to the Nationals tonight, marking the first time all year they’ve lost four in a row. While that’s supposed to be a positive in that they’ve avoided that fate all year, it sure as hell doesn’t feel like it.
Brett Anderson provided the disaster start, surrendering 10 hits and three walks in five innings or work, giving up seven runs and striking out only one. And that was basically it for the game, as the Dodgers ran out the reserve squad or whatever and totaled 10 baserunners (11 with the error) but never really seemed a threat. Oh wait, Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer. Sweet.
The best part? The best relievers were all burned today! Pedro Baez was used over two innings, striking out four, which means he’s unavailable tomorrow and that should be good fun! J.P. Howell was also used for whatever reason and gave up a solo dinger, which … whatever. Then Kenley Jansen entered for comic relief or something? I dunno why.
On a positive note, Jose Peraza made his MLB debut and showcased his speed on a Little League triple, hit the ball hard two other times, and even walked (and struck out to end the game, but ignore that). Peraza was also solid defensively, though he did have communication issues with Jimmy Rollins on one potential double play that wasn’t turned. Overall, a great debut for the young kid.
Anddd … that’s it.
I want to die.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 2, 2012