Final Score: Dodgers, 6-3
The Los Angeles Dodgers finished up the series Thursday against the Washington Nationals. The Dodgers sent out recalled Julio Urias to start against a tough Nationals’ offense, he faced a big challenge against undefeated Stephen Strasburg who was looking to go 14-0. Urias got into a little bit of trouble early but limited the damage to just one run. His pitch count was high so he was only able to complete four innings, but they were pretty well done. Through four innings Urias allowed only four runs off of five hits, not allowing a single walk and striking out four batters. Since Urias couldn’t get through five full innings, he left without a no-decision.
Most of the bullpen was used Thursday and they were solid once again. Luis Coleman and Joe Blanton allowed a run but Kenley Jansen finished off the game, getting his 28th save of the season. Justin Turner came to play smacking two home runs off Strasburg and collected five RBIs to pretty much single-handedly sink the Nationals.
Turner now looks locked and loaded and is tied with Corey Seager for the most home runs on this team. Turner’s power surge came out of absolutely nowhere and he’s holding this team while Clayton Kershaw is out.
Urias looked really good besides only getting to throw four innings. He looks like he’s ready to be up in the MLB permanently and can really help this club as they get revved up for a pennant race. L.A. now sits only four games behind the San Francisco Giants and with the way they’ve been slumping, hopefully, the Dodgers can capitalize. Friday, the Dodgers will start their series with the St. Louis Cardinals. Brandon McCarthy will start against Michael Wacha.
Justin Turner 5 (55)
Adrian Gonzalez 1 (46)
Dodgers Home Runs
Justin Turner 2 (17)
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