Yes, those were your 2015
The Dodgers were pounded again, losing, 8-3, to the
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins, second baseman Jose Peraza (in his major league debut), right fielder Yasiel Puig, first baseman Scott Van Slyke, center fielder Enrique Hernandez, third baseman
Gonzalez bravely took the mound and held them scoreless for eight innings.
Since the Dodgers played a night game in Pittsburgh on Sunday, by the time they flew across the country and landed at LAX, it was already 4 a.m. Sleep was at a premium, assuming they could sleep at all after that horrific 13-6 loss.
Since their bullpen had been used and abused Saturday and Sunday, they very much needed Anderson pitch deep into Monday's game, so naturally it didn't happen.
Anderson went five-plus innings. All seven batters he faced in the sixth inning reached base before his night was over. By the time the inning was over, Washington had scored five times. It might have seemed bloody, but it was minor league stuff compared with the eight runs the Dodgers gave up in the seventh inning Sunday.
Desmond, liking this home run thing, added a second one in the eighth inning off J.P. Howell. He has 14 home runs for the season.
The Dodgers managed seven hits, then went home and tried to find some solid sleep.
Their closest pursuers in the
Peraza, 21, went one for four with a triple and walk in his debut.
Carl Crawford helped the Dodgers avoid a ninth shutout this season with a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom off the ninth off