Dodgers Rally Late to Force Game 5

Los Angeles Dodgers  6 – 5  Washington Nationals

Clayton Kershaw could only sit on the bench and watch, as another post-season start went off script. The Dodgers ace who has been so dominant in the regular season has just not seen the same success in the post-season, and Tuesday’s game was no exception.

Kershaw was tagged for five runs in 6.2 innings, though he did strike out 11 while walking only two. His post-season ERA this year is 6.17, far from what we expect out of Kershaw.

After the Nationals rallied to tie the game at 5 – 5 in the 7th, Andrew Toles led off the 8th with a HBP, the 11th of this series and a playoff record. Andre Ethier then singled to left to move Toles into scoring positon and Chase Utley singled to right scoring the go-ahead run.

Kenley Jansen, who was roughed up in Monday’s game, pitched a clean ninth inning to record the save and keep the Dodgers season alive.

Game Five will be played on Thursday in Washington DC.

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.