Washington Nationals drop second straight to Los Angeles Dodgers, 9-4: Josiah Gray has one to forget

Grey Struggles vs Former Group:

Josiah Grey’s Could began with six innings of one-hit, shutout ball on the mound in opposition to the San Francisco Giants in Oracle Park, however in three begins which adopted, heading into his fifth begin of the month and ninth begin this season, the 24-year-old right-hander gave up 12 runs in 17 13 IP (6.23 ERA, 6.91 FIP, .258/.311/.591 line in opposition to).

Grey bounced again from a tough begin in opposition to Houston’s Astros (6 IP, 6 H, 3 HRs, 2 BBs, 6 R) with a stable begin in opposition to the Miami Marlins (6 IP, 6 H, 0 BB, 3 R) final day trip earlier than tonight.

“I felt like I threw quite a lot of strikes, was answerable for all my pitches,” Grey stated, as quoted by MASN’s Bobby Blanco, after the beginning left him with a 4.36 ERA, a 5.13 FIP, 18 walks, 46 Ks, and a .233/.319/.472 line in opposition to in 43 13 IP on the yr.

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“The sport plan was to only assault the zone. And I believe we did simply that. And it was an ideal outing for the crew and I’m glad we received the win.”

Going up in opposition to the LA Dodgers who traded him to D.C. final July thirtieth, Grey fell behind within the prime of the primary, giving up a 1-out stroll to Freddie Freeman after which surrendering a two-run dwelling run on a 2-2 fastball up excessive Trea Turner hit out to middle discipline in Nationals Park, 2-0. A single and a stroll within the subsequent two at-bats prolonged the inning and pushed Grey into the mid-30s together with his pitch depend, which was as much as 40 by the point he received out of a protracted prime of the primary inning.

Grey’s teammates rallied for 3 within the backside of the primary, however he gave up a leadoff single and a stroll to the primary two Dodgers he confronted within the second (Chris Taylor & Gavin Lux), and Mookie Betts adopted with a 3-run shot to left on an 86 MPH 1-2 slider that cleared the left discipline fence, 5-3 Dodgers. HR No. 11 for Betts in 2022.

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A one-out hit-by-pitch on Justin Turner and two-out, two-run dwelling run to proper by Chris Taylor put the Dodgers up 7-3, and Grey’s 21-pitch third left him at 80 pitches general in three tough innings on the mound.

Josiah Grey’s Line: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 5 Ks, 3 HRs, 80 P, 47 S, 0/1 GO/FO.

Buehler, Buehler?:

Walker Buehler took the mound tonight unbeaten in his final 5 begins (4-0) with a 2.32 ERA, 2.49 FIP, six walks, 28 Ks, and a .237/.286/.297 line in opposition to in 31 IP over that stretch.

Total on the yr, the 27-year-old, six-year veteran was (5-1) in eight begins earlier than tonight’s outing, with a 2.89 ERA, a 3.17 FIP, 12 walks, 39 Ks, and a .250/.304/.350 line in opposition to in 46 23 IP.

Buehler took the mound with a 2-0 lead, courtesy of a two-run shot by Trea Turner, however gave up a run early, with César Hernández singling, taking third on a double by Keibert Ruiz, and scoring on a groundout by Juan Soto that reduce the lead in half, 2-1, and 2-2 on an oppo single by Nelson Cruz, who tried to take third on a Josh Bell single within the subsequent at-bat, and scored when the throw in from middle by Chris Taylor skipped by third baseman Justin Turner and the bag and into the third base dugout, 3-2 Nats.

Los Angeles Dodgers v Washington Nationals

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The Dodgers’ starter settled in after the tough first, stranding two within the second, and setting six in a row down after the primary two batters within the second reached base.

He was as much as nine-straight set down after a nine-pitch, 1-2-3 fourth which left him at 58 whole pitches.

Juan Soto walked with two out within the backside of the fifth inning, and Nelson Cruz singled to get it to Josh Bell, who lined out to middle to finish a 24-pitch body, which left Buehler at 82 whole on the day.

A ten-pitch, 1-2-3 sixth pushed Buehler as much as 92 pitches on the night time, with simply the three runs allowed within the first on the board for the Nationals.

Walker Buehler’s Line: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 Ks, 92 P, 59 S, 10/3 GO/FO.

Bullpen Motion:

Victor Arano took over on the mound for the Nationals within the prime of the fourth, and gave up the fourth dwelling run of the sport and second by Mookie Betts tonight.

Betts hit a 1-1 slider down and in out to left for a solo shot this time and an 8-3 Dodgers’ lead after three and a half in D.C.

Josh Rogers received the decision within the fifth, and the left-hander threw the primary scoreless inning of the night time for the house crew.

Within the sixth, Rogers received two outs round a single, then issued three consecutive two-out walks, with the third of them forcing in a run to make it 9-3 LA.

Carl Edwards, Jr. recorded the ultimate out of the sixth, and got here again out for the seventh, and picked up two Ks in a 1-2-3 body.

David Value took over for LA within the backside of the seventh, and he gave up leadoff, one-out, and two-out singles, by Dee Unusual-Gordon, Keibert Ruiz, and Nelson Cruz, respectively, with Cruz’s driving Unusual-Gordon in to make it a 9-4 recreation within the Dodgers’ favor, then a double steal by Ruiz and Cruz brought on a tear within the house time continuum which is likely to be irreparable…

Nationals now 14-30