After a questionable walk to Jason Werth, Julio Urias struck out two and got one fly out.
Chase Utley and Corey Seger singled. Utley came home on a wild pitch for the Dodgers’ first, and Utley’s one thousandth career run. 1-0
3rd inning Dodgers 1-0
They rallied for two runs and the lead. 2-1
Corey Seager went down low and hit his 16th homer of the year to tie the game. 2-2
5th inning Tie game 2-2
Urias began the inning at 75 pitches. He got one out from an acrobatic, shoestring juggling catch of a foul ball by Adrian Gonzalez.
With two outs and a full count, Jayson Werth hit a double off the center field wall. The Dodgers nearly blew it when Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner had a miscommunication on a pop fly in front of the Dodgers dugout. The ball landed harmlessly and Bryce Harper got a second chance. Urias popped him up again to end the threat.
6th inning Tie score 2-2
Urias out. Casey Fien in.
Fien ended up pitching two scoreless innings (6th and 7th).
7th inning 2-2
Yasmani Grandal led off the inning with a single – his second hit of the night.
Yasiel Puig, coming up for the third time in the game with at least one man on, this time took a breaking ball into left field for a single.
Roberts PH for Utley (WTH?????!!!!!!), Kiké struck out, and the inning was effectively over.
8th inning Tie 2-2
Pedro Baez in.
Ramos took Baez deep. Solo homer to break the tie. 3-2
9th inning Nats 3-2
Joc Pederson: K
Howie Kendrick: single
Yasiel Puig: WOW WOW WOW!!
Puig singled up the middle into center field.
Micheal Taylor, who already was having a bad night with a Platinum Sombrero, let the ball pass under his glove and back to the wall.
Kendrick came around to score the tying run from first and amazingly, right behind him, came the Wild Horse. Puig brought the winning run home on a bellyflop slide as the crowd went wild!
Dodgers win! 4-3
Julio Urias kept his strike outs tally high, but it still took too many pitches to get there. He pitched five innings and used 94 pitches to get there. It was his highest pitch count of the season.
Although they’ve won, the Dodgers offense has begun reverting into its low scoring mode over the past two games.
With the exception of Seager’s home run in the fifth, the offense was quiet.
They had a good scoring opportunity in the seventh when Grandal and Puig led off the inning with back to back singles. Manager Dave Roberts made a bonehead percentages move and pinch hit Enrique Hernandez for Chase Utley. Kiké struck out horribly, and the air was sucked out of the rally.
Yet, the Dodgers’ late inning heroics continued, and Yasiel Puig brought home the winning run – all the way around from home plate!
Six in a row – the longest winning streak of the season – and a sweep of the mighty Nationals. Wow!
Julio Urias went 5 innings with 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 6 Ks. ERA 4.33
Home run: Corey Seager
Team with RISP: 0 for 6 But the boys won!
And finally tonight, a moment of Vin Scully zen…