Los Angeles Dodgers
Bryce Harper wasn’t happy he had to shave his beard off to get stitches, after slamming into the wall at Dodgers Stadium Monday, but legendary broadcaster Vin Scully was.
A benches-clearing brawl in San Diego Thursday has called into question whether Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke intentionally plunked Padres slugger Carlos Quentin, or if the ball simply got away from him.
If Kenley Jansen could toss 80-90 frames for Los Angeles, he could strike out 130-140 batters with a low ERA and WHIP.
The Washington Nationals brought postseason baseball back to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933, clinching a playoff spot Thursday night with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Matt Kemp scored a phantom run early, then hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning – right after Washington rallied with a six-run eighth – and the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers grabbed a 7-6 victory Wednesday night for a doubleheader split that prevented the Nationals from sewing up a playoff berth.
The win was the Nationals’ 90th, the most for a Major League Baseball club in the nation’s capital since 1933 – also the last time a D.C. team played beyond the regular season.
The scheduled game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals on Tuesday night was postponed because of rain.
Nationals fans are still white knuckling after seeing their team get swept in Atlanta, and that anxiety only grew last night when the Braves closed the gap to 5 games. But have no fear. Very soon you’ll be able to celebrate something you’ve waited for 8 full seasons…a playoff berth.
The Nationals have a commanding lead over the NL East, a commanding claim on a playoff berth and a commanding foothold at the top of the stats books. Take Strasburg out of the equation and we know they still have at least one of those. They’d still be in first place without him.
The Nats were just swept in Philadelphia to bring their losing streak to four games, with just a four-game lead over Atlanta. But even if Washington found themselves in a standings free fall, with an 8.5-game lead over the next NL non-division leader, the Wild Card is almost a guaranteed contingency plan.