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Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with Los Angeles Dodgers...

Washington and Los Angeles wrap up their three-game set in Dodger Stadium on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball with Jeremy Hellickson on the mound against Alex Wood in the series finale.

Washington Nationals  v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Going in to last night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Washington Nationals had a combined .206/.312/.300 line vs lefties, 14th/8th/15th in the National League across the line early this season.

They managed just two hits total on the night, and took three walks from Ryu, and then got nothing off reliever Tony Cingrani, another lefty, in what ended up a 4-0 loss.

“[Ryu] threw strikes and he kept us off-balance all game,” Davey Martinez told reporters after the game. “He was living on that outside corner. He was good. He was really good today.”

Were there any adjustments they could have made against the Dodgers’ southpaw?

“The guys were battling,” Martinez said, “but he made some really good pitches. Didn’t give us much to square up. Howie [Kendrick] just missed a ball, but other than that I mean, he was really good.”

“[Ryu is] throwing ball consistently all season and just the way he’s mixing his pitches, and changing eye levels, in and out with the fastball, the cutter, the change, he’s really synced up and he’s got a lot of confidence,” Dodgers’ skipper Dave Roberts said after LA evened things up in the three-game set.

“The thing with Ryu,” Roberts added, “... is he’s got a good mix of the fastball, the cutter, the curveball for a strike when he needs it, and the change, so him and Yasmani [Grandal] were synced up all night.”

The Nationals have to face another left-hander tonight. Alex Wood is set to start the series finale after going (0-2) with a 3.91 ERA, a 1.92 FIP, one walk (0.39 BB/9) and 22 Ks (8.61 K/9) in 23 IP in four starts, holding opposing hitters to a .180/.193/.302 line thus far in his fourth season in Los Angeles.

After last night’s game, the Nationals now have a .188/.293/.269 line against left-handers, good for 15th/12th/15th. Will the Nats be able to figure Wood out and earn a series win in Dodger Stadium?