Dodgers 7, Nationals 3: A series win, but most importantly, the series is over

After dropping the last two series, the Dodgers are back on track after taking two of three from the Nationals thanks to a 7-3 win that was unfortunately rain delayed again.

Once again, I am begging teams to get a roof.


Trevor Williams, god’s dumbest warrior, cannot get his ERA below 5. Thankfully the Dodgers contributed to his struggles today, as Jason Heyward started the scoring in the 1st with a two-run single.

The Dodgers added on in the 2nd behind a James Outman homer, his 19th, and eventually a bases loaded hit-by-pitch from David Peralta that saw him leave the game with an elbow contusion.

On the other side was Ryan Yarbrough, who went three scoreless to start, but then gave up a pair of runs on a bloop single with the bases loaded in the 4th to cut the lead to 4-2. Fortunately, that was all he gave up in his outing.

Back to the Dodgers, despite scoring a lot they stranded a lot of runners against Williams. However, in the 5th, he loaded the bases with just one out and was removed. Miguel Rojas took advantage with a single that scored a run, and after the rain delay an Austin Barnes sac fly pushed things back to 6-2.

The Dodgers continued to get insurance in the 6th behind an Enrique Hernandez double to make it 7-2.

Taking over for Yarbrough was Wander Suero in the 5th for a scoreless frame, but he allowed two baserunners in the 6th and was eventually charged with a run after Alex Vesia allowed an infield single to make it 7-3.

Anyway, thankfully Brusdar Graterol, Caleb Ferguson, and Victor Gonzalez closed out the game and the series with a scoreless inning each.

Let’s go home.


Dodgers87-55 (6 GB)
Diamondbacks75-69 (13 GB)

*Either still playing or will play later.

The East Coast road trip mercifully comes to an end and the Dodgers return home for a series against the Padres starting at 4:10 PM HT/7:10 PM PT/10:10 PM ET. Thank god. It’ll be Clayton Kershaw (hopefully) trying to inject life back into his shoulder against Pedro Avila.

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