The Dodgers had not seen Gio Gonzalez in nine months. It had been a warm afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The Washington Nationals won that game, closing within one victory of eliminating the Dodgers from the 2016 playoffs.
The Nationals never did get that victory. They went home for the winter, and they did not get another look at the Dodgers until Monday.
It was a cool evening at Dodger Stadium. Gonzalez started, again. The Nationals piled up four runs against an underwhelming Dodgers starter, again. The Nationals won, again.
The score this time was 4-2. The first meeting of what might be the two best teams in the National League went to the Nationals.
There was no...