It seems like so long ago that everything was going wrong for the Dodgers, although in reality it was just last week. With Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the Nationals, Los Angeles is now riding a 4-game winning streak!
The Dodgers’ offense and pitching were both exceptional, with Cody Bellinger and Rich Hill leading the pack. Bellinger launched his 38th home run, tying Wally Berger and Frank Robinson for the National League rookie record.
Cody Bellinger ties the NL Record for Most HR in a Rookie Season. pic.twitter.com/I9mPZ14uco
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) September 16, 2017
Cody Bellinger would collect another RBI later in the game with a single and Turner would bring in the 3rd Dodgers run of the game with a sacrifice fly.
Rich Hill went 5 strong innings and allowed just one run off of one hit (HR), but only made 74 pitches. One problem are that the Dodgers are currently facing is the bullpen and figuring out who can be trusted in various situations. This might be able to explain Hill’s short, yet effective outing, with Roberts wanting to get some extra bullpen looks.
The game was finished with a combination of Josh Fields, Brandon Morrow, Ross Stripling, Tony Watson, and Kenley Jansen. The Nationals’ 2nd run came in the bottom of the 8th when Watson gave up an RBI single to Trea Turner.
The Dodgers will finish off this series against the Nationals on Sunday at 5:08 PM PT with Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound!
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