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Recap: Kazmir Strikes Out 8 in 8-4 Win Against Nationals

Jun 27, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Scott Kazmir (29) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers are coming off of a couple of tough losses in Arizona and could really use some wins to get some momentum going! On Tuesday they faced the Washington Nationals with Scott Kazmir taking the mound.

Let’s take a look at the highlights!

The game started quickly with the Dodgers producing 3 runs in the top of the first!

They would come back in the top of the second and tack on another!

Utley and AGon showing off his skills with the glove!

In the top of the fifth, the Dodgers would get 2 more thanks to RBI singles by Puig and AGon!

Unfortunately, the Nationals would answer in the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run.

Kazmir would be pulled after 7 innings striking out 8 and giving up one run.

The Dodgers would get another in the top of the eighth thanks to the veteran, Chase Utley!

The Nationals would get 3 in the bottom of the 8th to to cut the score to 7-4.

The Dodgers were not done though because in the top of the ninth Grandal would join the party with a solo home run!

Jansen would come in to close things out and that’s exactly what he did!

The Dodgers get the first win of the series and will look to get another tomorrow with Bud Norris on the mound! The game starts at 4:05 PM PST on Wednesday so follow us on Twitter @DodgersNation to get the play by play. Go Blue!

Written by Alex Perez

Whittier College Alumnus.
Editor In Chief of Dodgers Nation.
Lifelong Dodgers fan.

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