Scherzer Strikes Out 14 as Nats Defeat Dodgers

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Photo: @Nationals

By Michael Marzzacco

Max Scherzer had another dominant outing on the mound and helped lead the Nats to a 2-1 win over the Dodgers. Scherzer went seven innings and struck out 14 batters. It was the fifth time he struck out 14 or more batters while not allowing a single earned run. The only players who have more are Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens. That’s some pretty elite company if you ask me.

The Nats both of their runs courtesy of the sac fly. Trea Turner led off the game with a base hit and then stole second and third. Bryce Harper brought him home. The second run came in the fourth with a sac fly by Daniel Murphy that scored Harper.

Koda Glover struck out Yasiel Puig to end the game and let’s just say, Puig wasn’t a fan of that.

Dusty Baker’s press conference:

Today is the series finale and it will feature (finally) the highly anticipated pitching matchup between Stephen Strasburg and Clayton Kershaw.




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