Roberts blinks, Scherzer shines: Nats force NLDS Game 5
Max Scherzer gave up a first inning solo homer, then went seven innings, allowing just that one run, pitching the Washington Nationals to a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of their NLDS series on Monday.
The win forces a Game 5 in LA on Wednesday.
Scherzer was taken deep by Justin Turner with two outs in the first, then kept the Dodgers off the board from there, allowing four hits and walking three, while allowing hits, in seven innings.
Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson closed the game out from there.
Anthony Rendon tied the game with a third inning sac fly, then put the Nats on top with a fifth inning RBI single, ahead of the big blow of the game, a three-run Ryan Zimmerman homer in the fifth that made it 5-1 Washington.
Another Rendon sac fly pushed the margin to 6-1 in the sixth.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts lifted his starter, Rich Hill, after two and two-thirds innings, putting pressure on the LA bullpen, which had to give him five and a third innings to close things out on Monday.
The deciding Game 5 is set for 8:37 p.m. Wednesday. Game 1 winner Walker Buehler goes for LA against Game 2 winner Stephen Strasburg, who gets the ball for the Nationals.
Story by Chris Graham
UVA Basketball Fans!
Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”
Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”
Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell