The Trolley Dodgers

Dodgers Sweep Nats on 2-0 Shutout

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.
Close Calls:
  • 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.

Game Notes:

  • 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 

The Dodgers now take a 6 game road trip to face the 10 and 11 Colorado Rockies and the 8 and 14 Chicago Cubs for the first time this season, before coming back and hosting the Giants for 3 games. 

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