Nats are first team to shut out Dodgers in ’22

WASHINGTON — Aug. 29, 2021. Since that date, no team in baseball had found the formula to shut out the Dodgers. Until the Nationals, who entered Wednesday holding the second-highest ERA (5.15) in the Majors, held Los Angeles scoreless for a 1-0 victory in the series finale at Nationals Park.

“I’ve said it before: If we get some starting pitching — deep to me is somewhere in that sixth inning or so — and we get the lead, our bullpen could hold people down,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “Today was an example of that with a really good team and a really good lineup.”

Starter Erick Fedde and relievers Carl Edwards Jr., Kyle Finnegan and Tanner Rainey combined to keep the MLB run leaders off the scoreboard for the first time since the Rockies did so last season in L.A. The Nats avoided a series sweep to gain momentum ahead of Thursday’s opener against Colorado.

“I think first off, you have to give [Fedde] credit, he threw the baseball well,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “He was certainly up for this game and this matchup against us, and you have to tip your hat to him. I thought we had some opportunities at different points in the game but couldn’t get that big hit.”

Let’s take a look at how the Nationals’ pitchers rendered the Dodgers scoreless.

Fedde: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO, 22…

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