Nats drop NLDS once again


Skies are clear as freshman Holland Forsythe enjoys a big Game 2 Nats Win.

Coming off a great regular season, the Washington Nationals entered the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with momentum, with hopes that they will at least get to their first National League Championship Series in Club History. The last time the franchise had won a postseason series was 1981 as the Montreal Expos. In their 2 recent postseason experiences, in 2012 and 2014, they were not able to make it past the NLDS

In Game 1 at home in D.C., the Nats lost a nail biter by the score of 3-4 as the Dodger’s offense was led by early Home Runs by Corey Seager and Justin Turner.  It seemed like a repeat of 2012 and 2014 at the beginning of game 2 when the Dodgers took an early 2-run lead, but Jose Lobaton said no, in the bottom of the 4th inning when he hammered a go-ahead 3-run-homer and the nats ended up winning 5-3. Game 3 started off a little rough as well when the Dodgers took another early 2-run lead but the Nats bounced back, scoring 4 in the top of the third and in the later innings the offense exploded late in the game with home runs by Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth as they took Game 3 in Los Angeles.

With a 2-1 series lead the Nats were feeling great going into Game 4 as they took a 1-0 lead in the first but the dodgers fought back. The whole game went back and forward with clutch hits from both teams but, the Dodgers ended up taking Game 4 by a score of 6-5, tying the series 2-2 as they headed back to D.C. for the deciding game 5.

The first few innings of Game 5  were  a pitcher’s duel and not much happened other than nats taking an early an early 1-0 lead. This all changed on the first pitch of the 7th inning was hammered into the left field seats by Dodger’s Outfielder Joc Pederson. The Dodgers then tallied 3 more runs making it 4-1. The nats answered right back as Chris Heisey hit a two-run shot to put the nats within one, but they were not able to get any more than that as the Dodgers took Game 5 4-3. It was a heartbreaker to all D.C. sports fans as yet another Nats team could not make it past the NLDS.