Washington 3, LA Dodgers 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Clint Fagan, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance -

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0
Washington 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 76-72 40-35 36-37 L2
Washington 90-57 45-27 45-30 W1

Recap


Nationals 3, Dodgers 1:
Jordan Zimmermann pitched six strong innings and host Washington snapped a three-game losing streak in the first game of a doubleheader.

Kurt Suzuki, Ryan Zimmerman and Tyler Moore all had RBIs without the benefit of a hit to pace the Nationals.

Los Angeles scored its run on a third-inning single by Hanley Ramirez. Dodgers starter Aaron Harang (9-10) allowed two runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Zimmermann (11-8) allowed one run and six hits in six innings. Three relievers bridged the cap to Tyler Clippard, who notched his 32nd save in 36 opportunities.

Suzuki hit a sacrifice fly in the second, Bryce Harper tripled in the fifth and scored the go-ahead run on Zimmerman’s infield out and Moore’s sixth-inning grounder plated the final run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Zimmerman received a cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder prior to the game and the Washington third baseman will undergo minor surgery after the season. … Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw (hip) resumed throwing by playing catch Wednesday but there remains no timetable for his return to the mound. … Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (shoulder) was back in the lineup after an MRI exam determined the injury was merely a bruise and went 2-for-4.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Washington
Aaron Harang Player Jordan Zimmermann
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 6
4.15 ERA 1.50
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Washington
Luis Cruz Player Kurt Suzuki
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 9 0 13 .257 24 8 1 3 2 0
Washington 10 0 15 .323 14 3 3 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Nationals have a W/L % of .629 after a win and .586 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .444 after a loss.