Washington Nationals avoid sweep with 1-0 win over Los Angeles Dodgers in series finale

Fedde vs the Dodgers:

Erick Fedde had put up respectable/strong numbers this month, with a 2.49 ERA, a 4.54 FIP, 13 walks, 17 Ks, and a .213/.323/.338 line in opposition to in 4 begins and 21 23 IP.

He took the mound immediately coming off a 5 23-inning outing in opposition to the Brewers on the street in Milwaukee’s American Household Subject, the place he gave up 4 hits, three walks, and simply two earned runs, each of which got here on a house run within the sixth, after he’d issued a leadoff stroll to begin the underside of the inning.

“These days all these walks are usually not actually conducive to being profitable,” Fedde mentioned earlier this month.

Fedde took on the Los Angeles Dodgers within the sequence finale in Nationals Park with 4.77 BB/9 total this season (21 walks over in 39 23 IP), and walked only one his first time by the lineup.

Fedde, 29, tossed three scoreless to begin, on 51 pitches, as he labored round a two-out single within the first, a leadoff double within the second, and an ill-advised 1-out stroll to former teammate Trea Turner within the prime of the third.

Hanser Alberto doubled to proper, over Juan Soto’s head, to steer off the fifth, the third time in 5 innings the Dodgers put their leadoff man on, however Alberto made for third base on a ball hit to brief and was tagged out for out No. 1, and Fedde bought a grounder to second from Trea Turner within the subsequent at-bat, and a 4-6-3 inning-ending DP. You stink, Trea! J/Okay. Miss ya.

A nine-pitch, 1-2-3 prime of the sixth left Fedde at 90 pitches total on the day, in what was nonetheless a 0-0 recreation, however the Nationals put a run on the board within the backside of the sixth, so he was lifted at that time after throwing six scoreless…

Erick Fedde’s Line: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks, 90 P, 58 S, 6/3 GO/FO.

Urías in D.C.:

Julio Urías, 25, took the mound this afternoon within the nation’s capital with a 2.74 ERA, a 4.56 FIP, 16 Ks, and a .278/.275/.533 line in opposition to in 4 begins and 23 IP this month, through which the left-hander hadn’t walked a single batter. Urías walked eight in 18 IP in April, hanging out 18, and posting a 2.50 ERA, a 4.40 FIP, and a .156/.260/.250 line in opposition to in his first 4 outings in his seventh massive league season after signing with the Dodgers out of Culiacán, Mexico in 2012.

Urías was coming off 5 scoreless vs the Phillies final day trip earlier than immediately, and his third scoreless outing of the season thus far, and he tossed two scoreless to begin issues within the sequence finale with the Nationals in D.C., however he walked Victor Robles with one out within the third, his first free cross given up in 27 IP going again to April twenty seventh, then bought a double play a batter later when Alcides Escobar lined out with Robles working for a double play.

Urías issued his second stroll of the sport, to Juan Soto, with two outs within the Nationals’ 4th, however picked Soto off when the Nats’ outfielder took off earlier than an 0-2 pitch to Nelson Cruz.

Cruz bought a recent depend and a leadoff at-bat within the fifth, and doubled to proper area on a 2-1 curve from the Dodgers’ starter, then took third on a Josh Bell groundout, however three outs later, he was stranded at third, and Urías was by 5 scoreless on 56 pitches.

Robles took the third stroll of the sport from Urías, his personal second, moved up on a bunt single by Alcides Escobar, then scored on an RBI single by César Hernández, 1-0, but it surely ended up being all of the Nationals bought as they did not make extra of the chance.

Julio Urías’s Line: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 Ks, 87 P, 54 S, 5/2 GO/FO.

Bullpen Motion:

Carl Edwards, Jr. got here on for the Nationals with a 1-0 lead within the prime of the seventh, and the right-hander labored round a leadoff stroll in a 21-pitch body.

Josh Bell singled and Nelson Cruz doubled to begin the Nationals’ seventh, with right-hander Yency Almonte on the mound, however they by no means moved previous second and third, with each Riley Adams and Victor Robles hanging out unproductively, earlier than Yadiel Hernández hit a floor ball to first to finish the menace. Nonetheless 1-0 Nationals.

Mookie Betts led off the eighth, as a pinch hitter, in opposition to Nats’ righty Kyle Finnegan, and the Dodgers’ left fielder, who went 5 for 7 with a double and two homers within the first two video games, Okay’d taking a look at a excessive 1-2 sinker for out No. 1. Trea Turner singled to middle within the subsequent at-bat, and promptly stole second base, so the Nationals put Freddie Freeman on, opting to go at Justin Turner, who popped out to first earlier than Edwin Ríos Okay’d swinging. Maintain acquired.

Tanner Rainey bought the save alternative within the ninth, and he walked Max Muncy with one out after which surrendered a single to left by Gavin Lux. Ruh-roh, Raggy. Cody Bellinger despatched a fly to middle for out No. 2. Nearly. Will Smith stepped in subsequent and labored again from 0-2 to 3-2, however lined out to the bottom of the out-of-town scoreboard in proper the place Juan Soto caught out No. 3. Ballgame. 1-0 Nationals.

Nationals now 15-30