Washington Nationals Series Finale

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.

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60 Responses to Washington Nationals Series Finale

  1. 32and53fan says:

    Today’s Dodger Lineup:

      Tony Gwynn, LF
      Mark Ellis, 2B
      Matt Kemp, CF
      Andre Ethier, RF
      Juan Uribe, 3B
      James Loney, 1B
      Justin Sellers, SS
      Matt Treanor, C
      Chris Capuano, LHP
  2. trublu4ever says:

    Go Dodgers!

  3. trublu4ever says:

    And, I agree, last nights game was a gem!

  4. trublu4ever says:

    Nice hit, Tattoo!

  5. vl4eccjr says:

    Treanor with a hit?
    There may be a chance his average may surpass his weight yet!

  6. vl4eccjr says:

    Loney!

  7. trublu4ever says:

    J-Lo!

  8. enchantedbeaver says:

    Looks like Tru and VL are the only ones who came to the rodeo today.

    I’d have been here, but stream fishing even trumps the Dodgers.

    • vl4eccjr says:

      Catch anything? Some fish? A buzz? Both?

      • trublu4ever says:

        I’m guessing he’ll say both 😉

      • enchantedbeaver says:

        Nothing big, but 7-8 rainbows/brookies. Was more a day of discovery. I discovered the tick on my neck before he embedded himself. I discovered its getting easier for me to bust my ass on some rocks. I discovered that Gatorade doesn’t prevent leg cramps. I discovered I need a new fishing pole (the tip grommet is all chewed up on mine.) I discovered I really do need needle-nose pliers.

        All-in-all it was a good day.

  9. 32and53fan says:

    I am watching E.T. and monitoring the Twitter feed and comments.

  10. enchantedbeaver says:

    Why does everyone on the Nats have an ERA of 1?

  11. 32and53fan says:

    Gordon is determined to reach the Mendoza line.

  12. crash24now says:

    It’s getting harder and harder to call Loney Loweenio. Speaking of surprises, what’s up with Uribe and his game-saving ground rule double last night?

  13. crash24now says:

    This Lindblom guy must be homegrown. It’s pretty obvious that Ned didn’t trade for him. It’s just surprising that Ned didn’t trade him away.

    • enchantedbeaver says:

      I think Lindblom was his college (was it Purdue) closer. And they did try and mess him up by making him a starter a few years back in the minors.

  14. vl4eccjr says:

    I’m beginning to think Lindblom has ice in his veins.

  15. trublu4ever says:

    I’m in shock…Uribe walked twice today!

  16. trublu4ever says:

    Please, please, please, Kenley…..make it a simple 1-2-3 inning!

  17. 32and53fan says:

    K-K-Kenley!

  18. enchantedbeaver says:

    This ump’s sure got a small strke zone.

    • trublu4ever says:

      Vin was saying all through the game that the “strike zone” as all but disappeared! Used to be armpits to knees…now, nobody knows where it is.

  19. trublu4ever says:

    Whew!

  20. 32and53fan says:

    Happy flight to Denver!

  21. vl4eccjr says:

    WOW! A sweep over the team with the so called best pitching in the league!

  22. enchantedbeaver says:

    Who would’ve figured that Cupaguano would be 3-0 with an ERA under 3 for April?

  23. 32and53fan says:

    Adios Outsiders… I need to get some sunlight.

  24. enchantedbeaver says:

    If they had played better baseball they could’ve easily swept the Braves as well.

  25. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Funny how Jansen made it interesting in the 9th. Nothing comes easy, these days. Still 4 up.
    Go Dodgers. Bring out the brooms!!!

  26. nellyjune says:

    Way to go Dodgers!!! Nice to sweep a team from the east. The Rox just lost in extra innings so they hopefully will be nice and tired as we head into Coor’s Field.

  27. JhallWally says:

    Woo-Hoo, Sweep!!! Didn’t see that coming… WTG Loney!! The starting pitching really stepped up. Coffey coming off the DL tomorrow. So who goes down now? Hope its McDooDoo….

  28. crash24now says:

    I hate weak Coffey, but he’s back……

    • enchantedbeaver says:

      Just in time for Coors Field too. More great timing on Ned’s part.

      • trublu4ever says:

        I was hoping we wouldn’t need him….the starters would go at leat 7….and, then, Lindblom and the closer….but, with Harang and Lily throwing this series, I have a feeling it will be bombs away!

        • enchantedbeaver says:

          I read where Kasten’s been talking a lot with Ned. Obviously Ned’s not going to let that deter him from making bad baseball decisions…

  29. lbirken says:

    Perhaps a bit late but I have to say Saturday night’s game was most assuredly the most exciting and most interesting game at Dodger Stadium in quite some time. It was exciting to see Maury Wills and Don Drysdale’s children throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game began. The crowd was into this game right from the start, including booing Bryce Harper when he made his first plate appearance. Lost among all the drama was Bills tremendous performance. Hairston made a great play catching a ball in short right field and then making a throw from his knees to double up the runner at second base. And just as amazing was watching all the fans leave after the Nats went ahead in the ninth inning. Where is the faith? Those fans missed one of the more improbable Dodger wins they might see all season. How ironic that such a well pitched game (featuring a number of pitches clocked at over 100 MPH) would hinge on wild pitches! And with the way the Dodgers have hit this season so far, who would figure the Dodgers would win a game in which prior to Kemp’s home run, Kemp and Ethier went a combined 0-7 that included a walk, 5 K’s and two ground-outs? Yes, it is only one win but a memorable win and I am glad I was there to see it in person.

    • trublu4ever says:

      You lucky dog! That is one game I wish I had seen in person.

      • lbirken says:

        You would have heard the fans yell, “MVP” as Kemp rounded the bases. Never heard that before at a Dodger game.

        • trublu4ever says:

          I did hear it on TV and, it was awesome. Actually being there should have been stupendous!
          I think Nellyjune and I are going for Mother’s Day …afterall, it is Andre Tote Bag giveaway 😉

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