Last night’s game was one of the best games in years. A great pitching duel between Strasburg and Billingsley had the score tied after seven innings. After Josh Lindblom pitched another perfect eighth inning, Scott Elbert and Javy Guerra combined to give the Nationals a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning. The Dodgers battled back to a 3-3 tie after nine innings thanks to three wild pitches, the third coming on what would have been a game ending Dee Gordon strike out.
Matt Kemp came up in the bottom of the tenth inning and ended the game with a monster walk off homer, his fifth of his career.
Today, Chris Capuano hopes to repeat his last performance where he went seven innings allowing only one run.