The Dodgers were able to complete the sweep over the Washington Nationals in another very well pitched game between Gio Gonzalez and Chris Capuano. The final score was 2-0, and it wasn’t until the 6 inning when Gonzalez had a 3-straight-walk hickup, wich gave James Loney the opportunity to drive in Ethier and Kemp on a line drive to left-center field.
The Dodgers now have the best record in the NL at 16 and 6.
Keys to win:
- Very strong outing by Chris Capuano. He had 9 K’s, 3 hits, and 0 earned runs on 6 2/3 innings.
- Gonzalez gave up back-to-back-to-back walks to Kemp, Ethier, and Uribe with 1 out in the 6th inning. James Loney came up to bat and had a 2-2 count as he promptly slapped one to left-center to score the Dodger’s only 2 runs.
- Jansen came in to close in the 9th inning and gave up 2 walks to put men on first and second. He was able to strike out the side and get his 2nd save of the season.
- Gio Gonzalez had had an outstanding 0 for 48 record against hitters with two strikes, but Loney was able to break that streak and make it 1 for 49, batting in the Dodger’s only 2 runs of the day.
- Before today’s game, Gonzalez had only had 7 walks all season; but gave up 5 today, 2 of which came in to scor.
- Bryce Harper made another wonderful play, in center field this time, as he gets Juan Uribe out on what otherwise would have been a sure RBI double off of the center field wall.
- Capuano’s record is now 3-0