Nationals Game Notes: October 11 at Los Angeles Dodgers (NLDS Game 4)
Los Angeles Dodgers (1-2) at Washington Nationals (2-1)
LHP Clayton Kershaw [1-0, 5.40] | RHP Joe Ross [0-0, -.–]
Tuesday, October 11 l Game #4 / NLDS l Dodger Stadium l Los Angeles, C.A. l 2:08 P.M. (PT)
Television: FS1 l Radio: 106.7 The Fan & Nationals Radio Network
The Nationals’ 8-3 victory over the Dodgers on Monday pushed them to a 2-1 series lead, and one win from clinching the first trip to the National League Championship Series in Nationals history (2005-present)…The eight runs were a Nationals Postseason record, topping their seven-run total on Oct. 12, 2012 vs. STL…Washington’s offense was keyed by 3B Anthony Rendon, whose two-run blast in the third sparked a four-run frame, LF Jayson Werth (3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 2 R), and 1B Ryan Zimmerman (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, R).
TOO LEGIT TO QUIT
Nationals LF Jayson Werth went 3-for-4 in Game 3, with a double, a home run, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored, helping propel the Nationals to the series lead…The home run, which Statcast measured at a mere 450 feet, was Werth’s 15th career Postseason blast, tying him with Babe Ruth for 11th on the all-time list…Werth’s 15 career Postseason home runs also rank fifth among active players, and his 52 career Postseason hits rank ninth.
- The home run Werth hit Monday was his fourth Postseason longball against the Dodgers, for whom he played from 2004-05…Per the Elias Sports Bureau, no other former Dodger has hit a Postseason home run against them…The only other player to hit four Postseason homers against a former team was Vinny Castilla, who hit four against the Atlanta Braves.