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Dodgers Highlights: Miller Time Shines in LA, Freeman, JD Power Offense to Win

The difference sleeping in your own bed for a night can make. Despite a feverish comeback effort in Tampa Bay on Sunday, the Dodgers looked beat down and worn out wrapping up a 10 game road trip. Players got to sleep in their own homes and looked recharged in the 6-1 win over the visiting Nationals.

It took a few innings for the bats to get going but Bobby Miller bought them all the time they needed in another dominant performance.

Let’s get into the highlights of this one.

Washington got on the board first with a run in the 2nd inning. It would have been more if not for this hose job from Jason Heyward from right field.

Nats’ starter Trevor Williams was great over the first four innings of the game. He help the Dodgers to 3 base runners up until the 5th inning when the LA bats finally woke up. The inning opened with Jason Heyward working a 7 pitch walk. Washington blew what could have been a potential double play chance and turned it into Dodgers on the corners with no outs. James Outman drove in Heyward on a sacrifice fly to tie it at 1-1. Chris Taylor grounded into a force play for the second out then things got fun.

Mookie Betts singled. Freddie Freeman doubled in Taylor and Betts and Will Smith followed with a walk. Then J.D. Martinez did this.

The 6 runs would be all the Dodgers would need as Miller and three other relievers shut down the Nationals.

Bobby Miller was lights out in his first regular season start at Dodger Stadium. The rookie completed 6 innings and walked off to a standing ovation from the home crowd. He allowed 4 hits and just one run while striking out 4.

After Miller, Victor Gonzalez, Justin Bruihl, and Shelby Miller combined to keep the Nats off the board over the final three innings to secure the 6-1 victory, LA’s 33rd win of the season.

Up Next

The Dodgers look to make it a streak with Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 1.82 ERA) on the mound against Jake Irvin (1-2, 5.32 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:10 PM PT on SportsNet LA.

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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